India set to get new CDS: The importance of a military theatre command


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The new CDS would have a challenging job ahead. Apart from speeding up military reforms, he would also take into consideration the various global developments such as the Ukraine war also

New Delhi, Jun 08: The announcement made by the government has suggested that a new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) will be named soon. The government has been looking to fill up the post following the tragic and untimely death of India’s first CDS, General Bipin Rawat.

A CDS becomes important to speed up the theaterisation drive which would boost the synergy among the Indian Armed Forces. Prior to his death last year, General Rawat had asked the three services to submit a comprehensive report on the theaterisation and joint structure. While the timeline had not been set, it got further delayed due to the untimely death of General Rawat in a chopper crash near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

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