Chief of Defence Staff: Gen. Rawat Appointed as first CDS
Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains III- Security
- The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) is a high military office that oversees and coordinates the working of the three Services
- He offers seamless tri-service views and single-point advice to the Executive ( Prime Minister) on long-term defence planning and management, including manpower, equipment and strategy, and above all, “jointsmanship” in operations.
- The upper age limit for the CDS has been fixed at 65 years.
- Service chiefs have a tenure of three years or 62 years, whichever is earlier. However, the tenure of CDS has not been fixed
- Read more here: https://iasbaba.com/2019/12/chief-of-defence-staff-cds-union-cabinet-gives-approval/