New Chief of Defence Staff would be single point advisor on military matters

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.

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India’s new CDS by year end: Govt looking for larger pool of human resources say top sources

cdsNew Delhi, Nov 12: The coveted post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) may not be restricted to the service chiefs. The government is also exploring the possibility of field commanders being eligible for this job.

Top sources in New Delhi tell OneIndia that the new CDS would be appointed by the end of this year. Currently, the process to fix the tenure, rules, regulations among other formalities is underway.

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NSA Doval led high powered panel to set terms for Chief of Defence Staff

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New Delhi, Aug 27: A high powered panel under National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will implement the decision of the Cabinet Committee on Security to create the post of Chief of Defence Staff.

The high powered committee will also frame the terms of references for the post. The panel has been given six weeks time to submit its report, highly placed sources tell OneIndia.

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Chief of Defence Staff: Why it would be a game changer?

New Delhi, Aug 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said from Red Fort today that India will soon have a Chief of Defence Staff.

While previous governments were reluctant on creating such a position, this time around the Modi government decided to go in for a CDS as it would be a game changer. The CDS would be a one point reference for the Prime Minister in all security related matters, especially those concerning the military.

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Why the post of Chief of Defence Staff is crucial for India

New Delhi, Aug 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India will soon have a Chief of Defence Staff.

While previous governments were reluctant on creating such a position, this time around the Modi government decided to go in for a CDS as it would be a game changer. The CDS would be a one point reference for the Prime Minister in all security related matters, especially those concerning the military.

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