New Delhi: The Government has approved in principle the creation of a post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). An Implementation Committee was also approved and constituted to further determine and finalize the exact responsibilities, an enabling framework for this new post, and all other issues involved to ensure smooth operationalization. The said Committee has submitted its report.
Military reforms is a continuous process and requisite steps are taken by the Government from time to time, as deemed necessary. Such steps taken include establishment of Integrated Defence Staff, two Tri-Service Commands, three Tri-Service Agencies in specialized fields, and others.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik in a written reply to Rajeev Chandrasekhar in Rajya Sabha on 2 December.
Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat is set to be appointed the first Chief of Defence Staff.