From new Army Chief to CDS, why December will be an important military year for India

New Delhi, Nov 29: The Government of India will appoint the new Chief of Defence Staff in December. The government would also make another crucial appointment of Chief of Army Staff as General Bipin Rawat would be retiring as the chief on December 31.

The three names in contention for the post of Army Chief are Vice-Chief Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh and Southern Army Commander Lt Gen S K Saini.

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New Chief of Defence Staff in December: India has finally prioritised its long-term security goals

The appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff will bring about a lot of changes to the Defence sector. As these changes are set to take place in December, we see what this would mean for national security and India’s future.

Come December and India would witness one of the biggest military reforms. The bold announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15 regarding the appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) will take shape in December.

The Ajit Doval led high powered committee has submitted its report to the government. This has paved the way for the appointment of the CDS. The high-powered panel led by the National Security Advisor was tasked with the job of framing the terms of reference, the tenure of the CDS and also deciding on whether the CDS should be a five or four star ranked general.

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Ajit Doval led panel submits report on CDS appointment: Announcement in December

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NSA Ajit Doval

New Delhi, Nov 21: National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval has submitted a report to the Cabinet Committee on Security, laying the rules to be followed for the appointed for the Chief of Defence Staff.

An announcement regarding the appointment of a CDS is likely to be made in December. 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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NSA Ajit Doval

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 could have 5 star rank, with administrative and not operational control

cdsNew Delhi, Aug 17: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi made an important announcement on August 15 when he said that the post of Chief of Defence Staff would be created.

Although it is not entirely clear, what will be the duties of the CDS, sources say that he would be tasked to coordinate between the three service chiefs in training, logistics, planning and procurements.

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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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