Armed Forces

Farewell to norms

Print edition : January 20, 2017

Lt Gen. Bipin Rawat, a December 13, 2013 photograph. Against norms, two senior commanders have been superseded to appoint him the Chief of the Army Staff. Photo: Sushanta Patronobish

Lt Gen. Praveen Bakshi. Ministry officials were quoted in newspapers as saying that the superseded commanders lacked field experience in counterterrorism and anti-insurgency operations. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Lt Gen. P.M. Hariz. Ministry officials were quoted in newspapers as saying that the superseded commanders lacked field experience in counterterrorism and anti-insurgency operations. Photo: BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

The appointment of the next Army chief superseding two commanders has become a contentious issue.
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