New CDS would have operational control of Strategic Forces Command

New Delhi, Dec 21: Preparations are on in full swing to define the charter of the new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). Sources tell OneIndia that the CDS would be the first among equals in the military.

There are certain formalities such as the charter, hierarchy in the government and the duties of the CDS which are being chalked out, a top official involved in the process also said. The primary responsibility of the CDS would be to coordinate and prioritise procurements for the military based on the inputs from the three service chiefs.

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