COAS General Bipin Rawat Appointed as India’s 1’st Chief of Defence Staff
Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat has been named as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff on 30 Dec 2019.
General Bipin Rawat was named the Chief of Defence Staff just a day before he was to retire from service after completing a full three-year term as the Chief of Army Staff on 31 Dec 2019.
General Bipin Rawat is the first Indian Army officer to hold the post of the Chief of Defence Staff, which was set up just days ago by Government of India. The main function of Chief of Defence Staff will be to act as a single-point advisor to the government on matters related to the military.
He will also focus on the better synergy between the Indian Armed Force i.e Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.
General Rawat has been appointed the Chief of Army Staff on December 30, 2016, and was to retire tomorrow. However, he will continue his service now as the Chief of Defence Staff.
Last Night an amendment took place for the rule of age limit for CDS by the Ministry of Defence, increasing the age criteria from 60 to 65.
By then one can advent that everything is falling at its right place and in the morning we updated our Social Media Feeds with the prediction of the same.
Know More About Chief of Defence Staff
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day speech, promised that his government would establish the top military post i.e Chief of Defence Staff.
PM Modi’s Independence Day assurance has finally fulfilled a long-pending recommendation of having a senior-most officer that can act as an advisor to the government on matters related to the military.
The recommendation was first made by a committee that examined the military’s performance during the 1999 Kargil conflict.
On December 24, 2019, the government formally established the post of Chief of Defence Staff. The government released the charter and duties of the CDS and said that the post would be occupied by a four-star officer from the Indian Army, Indian Navy or the Indian Air Force.
The Chief of Defence Staff will be the “first among equals” with respect to the three service chiefs, all four-star officers themselves who will retain the operational command of their respective forces.
Government of India said that the Chief of Defence Staff will head the newly established Department of Military Affairs within the Ministry of Defence. Among the areas the CDS will focus on will be promoting jointness in procurement, training and staffing and facilitation the restructuring of military commands for optimal utilisation of resources.
View this post on Instagram
Gen.Vipin Rawat to be next Chief of Defence Staff , official Updates any soon !! Follow @digital_fauji Via @indian_army680 🇮🇳❤ motivation🇮🇳❤ #nsgcommandos #parasf#indianmilitaryacademy🇮🇳#nationaldefenceacademy #marcos#indianarmyadgpi #indianswag #soldier#upscmotivation #indiannavy #nda#indianarmyofficers #indians #otaacademy #swag#indianarmedforces #indianairforce #ssbinterview#indianarmy #indianmilitarytimes #indianarmywives#dontgiveup #chiefofdefencestaff #chief#defencestaff #defensestaff #vipinrawat #gen.Vipinrawat