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January 1, 2020

General Bipin Rawat assumes charge as India's first Chief of Defence Staff.

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Photo: The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat, along with the Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, after the ceremonial Guard of Honour, in New Delhi on 01 January 2020.

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Photo: The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat, in a group photograph with Army officers, in New Delhi on 31 December 2019.

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Photo: The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat inspecting the Tri-Service Guard of Honour, in New Delhi on January 01, 2020.

New Delhi, 01 January 2020— General Bipin Rawat assumed the office of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), India, here today. As the CDS, General Rawat will be the Principal Military Advisor to the Defence Minister on all Tri-Services matters. He will also head the Department of Military Affairs (DMA). The CDS will have a crucial role in ensuring optimum utilization of allocated budget, usher in more synergy in procurement, training & operations of the Services through joint planning and integration. The CDS will facilitate the indigenization of weapons and equipment to the maximum extent possible while formulating the overall defense acquisition plan for the three Services.

Ex-Chief of the Army Staff, General Rawat, is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College Wellington, and Higher Command National Defence College. He also attended the Command and General Staff Course at Fort Leavenworth in the United States.

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