General Bipin Rawat First CDS Four Star Of Defence - Andaman Tech

General Bipin Rawat has been named the countrys first Chief of Defencen Staff (CDS)  will function as a single-point advisor to the Government on matters related to the military and will focus on better synergy betweenthe Army, Air Force and the Navy. General Rawat retired as Army Chief 31st December 2019. The Defence Ministry had recently amended 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.

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General Bipin Rawat reteriment and CDS four-star defence

General Bipin Rawat was born in Puri 16 March 1958, Uttarakhand, India. His family had been serving in the Indian Army for multiple generations, and his father was Lieutenant General Laxman Singh Rawat. Rawat attended Cambrian Hall School, Dehradun and the St Edward’s School in Shimla. He joined the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, where he was awarded the ‘Sword of Honor’  from his tenure at the DSSC, he has a MPhil degree in Defence Studies as well as diplomas in Management and Computer Studies from Madras University. In 2011, he was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy by Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut for his research on military-media strategic studies. It was commissioned into the 5th battalion of 11 Gorkha Rifles on 16 December 1978, the same unit as his father. He has lots of experience in high attitude warfare and spent ten years conducting Counter-insurgency operations. He commanded a company in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir as a Major. During his career span of 37 years, he has been awarded for gallantry and distinguished services with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal and the COAS Commendation on two occasions and the Army Commander’s Commendation.

He is also the honorary General of Nepalese Army. It has been a tradition between the Indian and Nepali armies to confer the honorary rank of General to Nepalese Army. It has been a tradition between the Indian and Nepali armies to confer the honorary rank of General to each other’s chiefs to signify their close and special military ties. The Indian Army responded with cross-border strikes in which units of the 21st battalion of Myanmar. Prior to CDS, he served as Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee as well as 27th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army.

Recently in a landmark decision, the Union Cabinel had given its approval to create the post of Chief of Defence Staff in the rank of a four-star General with salary and perquisites equivalent to a Service Chief. The Chief of Defence Staff will also head the Department of Military Affaris (DMA), to be created within the Ministry of Defence and function as its Secretary. The Chief of Defence Staff, apart from being the head of the Department of Military Affairs, will also be the Permanent Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee. He will act as the Principal Military Adviser to Defence Minister on all tri-services matters. The three Chiefs will continue to advise Defence Minister on matters exclusively concerning the their respective Services. CDS will not exercise any military command, including over the three Service Chiefs so as to be able to provide impartial advice to the political leadership. CDS will also bring about reforms in the functioning of three Services aimed at augmenting combat capabilities of the Armed Forces by reducing wasteful expenditure.

In one of his first decisions, Rawat has issued directions to prepare a roadmap by 30 June to create a joint Air Defence Command to enhance the security of India!-s skies. But integration is a task easier said than done. It is in this backdrop that Rawat!-s decision to to prepare a roadmap by 30 June to create a joint Air Defence Command is being watched. General Rawat has directed that all three services must consult coast guard in a time-bound manner on matters of national security. Decisions will, however, be taken to ensure optimisation of resources, the defence ministry said. It also said the CDS stressed that all must work towards accomplishing desired results and coming up with healthy views and ideas.

Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Bipin Rawat has said that all the three services will work as a team. After taking charge as the first CDS, General Rawat said, as per the task given to the CDS, to enchance integration and do better resource management will be a priority. General Rawat said his focus will be to ensure best and optimal use of resources allocated to the three services. Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhudauria and Navy Chief Karambir Singh and other senior officers were present on the occasion.

Note: The CDS is a four-star general, just like the other chiefs, and his pay and perquisites remain unchanged.

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