Army chief General Bipin Singh Rawat named 1st Defence Staff Chief of India


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Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat has been named as India's first Chief of Defence Staff. General Rawat was named the Chief of Defence Staff just a day before he was to retire from service after completing a full three-year term as the Chief of Army Staff. The CDS will function as a single-point advisor to the government on matters related to the military and will focus on the Indian Army, Airforce, and Navy.