The Lieutenant General of the Indian Army Chandi Prasad Mohanty has been appointed as the new Vice-chief of Army staff. Prasad Mohanty would assume the office on 1st February 2021, from Lieutenant General SK Saini, who is superannuating on 31st January 2021. Lieutenant General CP Mohanty is an alumnus of Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun, and National Defence Academy (NDA). He is a June 1982 batch Infantry Officer from the Rajput Regiment.

Vice-Chief of Army Staff

It is the deputy head and the second-highest-ranking officer of the Indian Army. The position is held by the senior officer in the rank of Lieutenant-General, of the Commander in Chief grade.

New Army Vice Chief Lt Gen Chandi Prasad Mohanty appointed New Army Vice Chief Lt Gen Chandi Prasad Mohanty appointed