General Bipin Rawat named as India's First Chief of Defence Staff
GUWAHATI: General Bipin Rawat has been named the country's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).
The Chief of Defence Staff will be a four-star General, the principal military advisor to the defence minister, and head the new Department of Military Affairs which will ensure jointness in training, logistics and procurement of the three services.
The notification came in the backdrop of Gen Rawat retiring on December 31.
Earlier, the defence ministry had am
ended the army, air force and navy rules by bringing in a new clause that allows the Chief of Defence Staff to serve upto a maximum age of 65 years.
File photo of Gen Bipin Rawat