General Bipin Rawat appointed as CDS officer
On December 31, 2019, General Bipin Rawat was appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff. He recently retired as Chief of Army Staff and was succeeded by General Manoj Mukund.
Recently, the Union Cabinet approved the post of Chief of Defence Staff in the rank of four star general. The salaries and perks of the CDS is equivalent to service chief. The CDS will also head the Department of Military affairs which is to be created with in the Ministry of Defence. He will act as the military advisor to the Government of India. The post was created in order to bring in reforms in military focusing on minimal use of resources with maximum output.
Chief of Defence Staff
The other countries that hold Chief of Defence Staff in the world includes Italy, France, China, Spain, UK, Canada and Japan. The history of creation of such as post goes back to 1940s. The idea of creation of such a post was mooted by Lord Mountbatten. However, officially the suggestion came in after Kargil war in 1999.
The Chief of Staff Committee was created to finalise the powers of CDS.
The four-star rank of an officer in India is given to 5 officers. It includes Admiral of Indian Navy, Air Chief Marshal of Indian Air Force, General of Indian Army and Director of Intelligence Bureau. Now, the rank is given to CDS officer as well.
Indian Army’s First Green Solar Energy harnessing plant in Sikkim
The Indian Army recently launched the first Green Solar Energy harnessing plant in Sikkim. It was la...
P8I Patrol Aircraft: US clears sale to India
The United States Department recently approved the sale of P-81 Patrol aircraft to India. ContentsAb...
Varuna 2021: India-France Naval Exercise
The Indian and French Navies recently conducted the Varuna Naval Exercise in the Arabian Sea. The Va...
Forest Fire in Mizoram
The Indian Air Force recently deployed two Mi-17V5 helicopters equipped with Bambi Bucket to control...
Ladakh Ignited Minds Project
The Indian Army recently initiated the Ladakh Ignited Mines Project to provide educational opportuni...
Category: Defence Current Affairs
|View All E-Books: Recent Release|