Army Chief General Bipin Rawat named India’s first Chief of Defence
Bipin Rawat has been named as India’s first Chief of Defence, just a day before he is set to retire from his service as Army Chief General. Rawat has successfully completed his three year tenure as the Chief of Army staff.
General Rawat is the first officer to hold this post, which was set up a few days ago. The CDS (Chief of Defence staff) will function as a single point advisor to the government on matters related to military and will focus on better synergy among Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.
An alumnus of St. Edward School, Shimla, National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, General Bipin Rawat is from the Gorkha Regiment.
Rawat was supposed to retire from his duty on December 31, but now he shall continue his services as the CDS.
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