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General Bipin Rawat became the First CDS of the country, will command all the three forces

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Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has been made the First Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) of the country. We would like to inform that the Central Government has extended the tenure of the Chief of Defense Staff for 3 years.

  • Cabinet had approved the post of Chief of Defense Staff.
  • The post of Chief of Defense Staff is equivalent to 4 Star Rank.

 

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has been made the First Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) of the country. Bipin Rawat’s tenure of this post will be three years. He will continue to serve in this post until the age of 65 years. Bipin Rawat will retire from the post of Chief of Army on 31st December 2019, Tuesday.

We would like to inform that the Central Government has extended the tenure of the Chief of Defense Staff for 3 years. Now, the retirement age of Chief of Defense will be 65 years. CDS will retire from this post only after completing 65 years of age. Earlier, there was a provision to retire at the age of 62 years.

The responsibility of the Chief of Defense Staff is to advise the Defense Minister in the matters related to all the three armies. CDS will only be the main Military Advisor of the Defense Minister. However, in special matters related to the military services, the Chief of the three forces will continue to advise the Defense Minister like before.

During the military campaigns, the Chief of Defense Staff will work to coordinate between the three armies. A Military Officer of 4-star general rank was appointed to the post of Chief of Defense Staff. The Chief of Defense Staff will be given a salary equal to the Chiefs of the three armies.

It is significant that the Central Government had recently approved the post of Chief of Defense Staff. The Chief of Defense Staff will be able to meet the Defense Minister directly without the approval of Secretary of Defense.

 


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