23 August, 2019
In his Independence Day address, Prime Minister announced the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff.
Who is Chief Defence Service?
The history behind Chief Defence Service in India
It is not the first time that creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) is in progress. The proposal for setting up a Chief of Defence Staff has been contemplated around 20 years ago after the Kargil war of 1999 by the K. Subrahmanyam committee. But in the absence of political consensus and apprehensions among services it never moved forward.
What is the current status?
As of now the senior-most of the three Chiefs functions as the Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC). The role of COSC is additional and the tenures have been very short.
Why change it now?
Naresh Chandra Committee recommendations
Source: The Hindu
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