The Central Government has decided to Appoint Lt General Anil Chauhan (Retired) as the New Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Nine Months After the Demise of General Bipin Rawat (India’s First CDS)
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Anil Chauhan Appoints as Second Chief of Defence Staff
After General Bipin Rawat’s death in a chopper crash in Tamil Nadu on December 8, 2021, the Centre has nominated Lt General Anil Chauhan as the next Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). The ministry of defence announced that the retired Lt General would also serve as Secretary to Government of India, Department of Military Affairs.
As Army Chief, Chauhan retired in May 2021, and Rawat took over as CDS the day after his retirement. Chauhan is the first retired officer in the country’s military to serve as its most senior officer.
Who is Lt General Anil Chauhan?
Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan was born in 1961 and attended the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.
A major general in the Indian Army, Anil Chauhan commanding an Infantry Division in the critical Baramula sector of the Northern Command as a Lieutenant General in the North East Command, was commissioned in 1981.
His contribution to national security and strategic matters continued after he retired from the Army. The Param Vishisht Seva Medal, the Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, the Sena Medal, and the Vishisht Seva Medal were awarded to Lt General Anil Chauhan (Retired) for his distinguished and illustrious service in the Army.
Lt General Anil Chauhan Major Operations
A Major General with the Northern Command, he commanded an Infantry Division in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla sector. He later commanded a corps in the North East as a Lieutenant General, and from September 2019 until his retirement, he served as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Command.
President Kovind presents Param Vishisht Seva Medal to Lt. General Anil Chauhan, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, The Infantry (Retired) pic.twitter.com/VCTZNhw9jZ— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 22, 2021
Why Government Choose Lt General Anil Chauhan as the New CDS?
There are Many Reasons Central Government Appoints Him as India’s Second Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) We Have Shared Some Important Points Which also Important For Competitive Exams.
- As part of Operation Sunrise in 2019, he also led a joint Indo-Myanmar military operation that targeted multiple insurgent groups in the Northeast.
- Indian and Myanmar armies embarked on a coordinated three-week operation in May 2019 to target militant groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam.
- A GOC-in-C during a conflict in Galwan in 2020, he ensured these areas’ security.
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Who is the second CDS of India?
Lt General Anil Chauhan (Retired) appointed as the New Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of India
Who is the senior most uniformed military advisor to the government of India?
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)
Which is the highest rank in Indian Army?
There have only been two Field Marshals in the Indian Army, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw and Field Marshal KM Cariappa. The Field Marshal position is a ceremonial one.
Who appoints CDS in India?
Chief of Defence Staff is Appointed by the Central Government
Who is the first CDS of India?
As a result of General Bipin Rawat’s death in a helicopter crash in December 2021, the Indian government appointed a new Chief of Defence Staff on Wednesday.