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Who Will Be India’s New Chief Defence Staff?

Death of general Bipin Rawat in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu has created an unprecedented void in the Indian military hierarchy. General Rawat also served as the secretary of newly created department of military affairs. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the cabinet committee on security on 8th of December. PM Modi and other CCS (Cabinet Committee Security) members were briefed about General Bipin Rawat's death. Some reports suggests that the succession issue was also discussed in the CCS meet. General Rawat was chosen as India's first chief of defense staff and assumed office on January 1, 2020. Reports suggests that there is no immediate line of succession mapped out to choose the next CDS. Military chiefs of the army, Navy, and Air force have vice chief...

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