03 January, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
Prelims and Mains focus: about the move and its significance; CDS: mandate and functions
News: In his first meeting with the officials of the Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff, the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, outlined priorities toward creating an air defence command and common logistics support pools as part of measures to create jointness and synergy among the three services.
Significance of the move and concerns associated
Mandate of CDS
The broad mandate of the CDS includes bringing about jointness in operations, logistics, transport, training, support services, communications, repairs and maintenance of the three services, within three years of the first CDS assuming office.
Source: The Hindu
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