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    Congress questions Lt General Bipin Rawat’s appointment as Army Chief


    Lt General Bipin Rawat

    The Congress has questioned Lt.Gen. Bipin Rawat's appointment as the new Army Chief.

    “Why has seniority not been respected in appointment of Army Chief? Why have Lt. Gen. Pravin Bakshi and Lt Gen Mohamed Ali Hariz been superseded, Mr PM (Narendra Modi)?” Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari posted on his Twitter account on Saturday.

    “Why has third senior most officer Lt Gen Bipin Rawat with due respects to his professionalism superseded other two in a herarichal force?” he asked.

    “And I only hope and pray it is untrue that this supersession in the Army is not a precursor to suppressions in other institutions Like SC?” Tewari asked.

    Tewari further corrected himself saying: “Correction… Gen Rawat is not third but fourth senior most. Even Lt Gen BS Negi Army commander Central Command is senior to him? Why Mr PM?”


    Lt. Gen. Bipin Rawat would be the new Army Chief and Air Marshal B.S. Dhanoa the new chief of Indian Air Force, the Ministry announced on Saturday.

    Lt Gen. Rawat and Air Marshal Dhanoa, presently the Vice Chiefs of their respective services, will take over on December 31, when incumbents Gen. Dalbir Singh and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha demit office on retirement from service.

    Meanwhile, sources from the Ministry of Defence said that Lt General Rawat has tremendous hands on experience of serving in combat areas and at various functional levels over last three decades.

    The ministry sources added that he was found to be the best suited among the Lt Generals to deal with the emerging challenges.

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