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CDS Gen Anil Chauhan calls on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh soon after assuming charge

Source : Asian News International (ANI)

CDS Gen Anil Chauhan calls on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh soon after assuming charge
Gen Anil Chauhan (left) with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (right) (Photo/ANI)

New Delhi: Newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan on Friday called on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at South Block in the national capital.

Newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff, General Anil Chauhan called on Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh at South Block today. pic.twitter.com/bhlMoWyqvy

— रक्षा मंत्री कार्यालय/ RMO India (@DefenceMinIndia) September 30, 2022

This came hours after General Anil Chauhan took charge as the second CDS of the country earlier in the day, after Gen Bipin Rawat’s death in a helicopter crash in December last year in Tamil Nadu.

This has been the first time that a retired officer has been appointed at this position for which a gazette notification was issued to announce the change in rules for the appointment.

Before taking over the CDS office, Chauhan along with his father Surendra Singh Chauhan paid tribute at the National War Memorial in the national capital.

CDS Chauhan had also received the Guard of Honour at the South Block in the presence of Army chief General Manoj Pande and IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari along with Navy vice chief Vice Admiral SN Ghormade and Air Marshal BR Krishna.

“I am proud to be assuming the responsibility of the highest rank in the Indian Armed Forces. I will try to fulfil the expectations of all three defence forces, the government, and the country’s people as the Chief of Defence Staff. We will tackle all challenges and difficulties together,” CDS General Anil Chauhan said addressing the mediapersons.

In a career spanning over 40 years, Lt Gen Chauhan has held several command, staff and instrumental appointments and had extensive experience in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and northeast India.

Born on 18th May 1961, Lt Gen Anil Chauhan was commissioned into the 11 Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army in 1981.

He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.

In the rank of Maj General, the officer had commanded an Infantry Division in the critical Baramula sector in the Northern Command.

Later, as Lt General, he commanded a corps in the North East and subsequently went to become the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Command from September 2019 and held the charge until his retirement from the service in May 2021.

In addition to these command appointments, the officer also tenanted important staff appointments, including the charge of the Director General of Military Operations.

Earlier, the officer had also served as a United Nations mission to Angola. He superannuated from the Indian Army on 31 May 2021.

Even after his retirement from the Army, he continued to contribute to national security and strategic matters.

The CDS is the most senior uniformed officer in rank, the first among equals — the only four-star officers in the country are the CDS, the chiefs of the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. (ANI)



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