Chief of Defence Staff

Aiming to usher in reforms in the higher defence management Centre govt has approved the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff and Department of Military Affairs within the Ministry of Defence. CDS will be a four star officer and act as principal military adviser to defence minister on all tri services matters. In addition to heading the department of military Affairs, the CDS will also be the permanent chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee. However CDS will not exercise any military command including over three service chiefs. Watch this video, to further understand the role and responsibilities of the CDS and it’s implications on Defence Management.