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The Search for the New Chief of Defence Staff has Started: Defence Minister
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The Search for the New Chief of Defence Staff has Started: Defence Minister

The Army chief “MM Narvane” has entrusted the charge of Chief of Defence Staff Committee’s Chairman (CoSC)

The Government of India has started the search operation for the next Chief of Defence Staff as the seat for the top defence post is vacant following the tragic demise of the first CDS of India Gen. Bipin Rawat in the helicopter accident last week.

The Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh has given an indication that the process to search India’s new chief of defence staff has begun and the name will be announced very soon.

In a meeting organized by the Govt of India and the defence forces chief, MM Narvane who is appointed as the Chairman, Chief of Staff Committee (CoSC). Narvane is the senior-most chief of all the three service chiefs. 

About the Career of Late CDS 

Late General Bipin Rawat was a dedicated and top defence officer and the principal advisor to the Defence Minister. He served as the 27th Army Chief from 31st of Dec, 2016 till Dec 31, 2019. He was taken the charge of the first CDS of India on January 1, 2020. The age limit required for the post of CDS is 35 years and there is no fixed tenure is defined. 

General MM Narvane was is currently serving as the 28th Army Chief from General Bipin Rawat on December 31, 2019. The Air Force and the Navy have also seen a change in their respective top posts with VR Chaudhary and Admiral R Hari Kumar as their chief marshal respectively.  

About the Post of CDS

The Chief of Defence Staff serves as the head of all the three services be it Military, Naval Command and Air Force. He also works as the principal advisor to the Defence Minister. All the three forces report to this top officer and he reports to the Defence Minister for all the activities and future goals.

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