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Appointment Of New CDS To Be Declared Soon, List Of Possible Names Submitted To Defense Minister

After the untimely death of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat with his wife in a helicopter crash on December 8 in Tamil Nadu, now the central government has started the exercise to make the next appointment to this vacant post. Officials said on Friday that the list of possible names prepared on the basis of the recommendations of the three services for the post would soon be sent to Defense Minister Rajnath Singh for his approval. After getting permission from the Defense Minister, this list will be sent to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, which will take a final call on the appointment of the new CDS. According to a report by news agency PTI, officials said that the central government is finalizing a panel to select the successor of General Bipin Rawat. Seni...

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