Commissioned into the Indian Army in the year 1978, General Bipin Rawat has been appointed as the country’s first CDS (Cheif Of Defense Staff) on Monday.
General Rawat is completing his tenure of Army Cheif on December 31st, 2019.
According to a statement issued by the Defense Ministry:
“The government has decided to appoint Gen. Bipin Rawat as the CDS with effect from December 31st 2019, and until further orders and extension of Gen. Bipin Rawat with effect from December 31st 2019, and till such period he holds the office of CDS.”
General Manoj Mukund will be taking charge as the new Army Chief, succeeding him.