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Update Army chief General Bipin Rawat named India's first Chief of Defence Staff

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Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat has been named 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 completeing a full three-year term as the Chief of Army Staff.

General Rawat is the first officer to hold the post of the Chief of Defence Staff, which was set up just days ago. The CDS will function as a single-point adivsor to the government on matters related to the military and will focus on better synergy between the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy.

General Bipin Rawat was the front-runner for the post. General Rawat will demit the office of the Chief of Army Staff on Tuesday. Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane, currently the Vice Chief of Army Staff, will take over as Army chief.

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