Union Cabinet approves creation of India's first CDS position

Union Cabinet Committee on Security on December 24 approved the creation of the post of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). This is a four star position being created as part of a defence management overhaul. CDS will be the single-point military adviser to the government as suggested by the Kargil Review Committee in 1999. CDS will head the department of military affairs with salary equivalent to Service Chiefs. #India #CDS #ChiefofDefenceStaff