New Delhi, Nov 19: Come December and there would be a major announcement. India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) is expected to be announced in December. A new Army Chief would also be appointed as General Bipin Rawat is set to retire on December 31.
The CDS would be the single point advisor to the Government on matters relating to the military. The advise by the CDS would also be binding on the three service chiefs. This would mean that the existing post of Integrated Defence Staff would be converted into the Vice Chief of Defence Staff.