Father will decorate the stars on the shoulders of the son
India’s second Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) Anil Chauhan will take over as full general at the CDS headquarters on Friday morning. Four Star General Anil Chauhan will also take over as Secretary, Department of Military Affairs. It is being told that the father of General Chauhan will decorate four stars on the shoulders of his promising son. After this the formality of becoming a four star general will be completed.
Top priority of new CDS
The agenda of the Military Theater Command will remain on top priority during the tenure of General Chauhan, former Eastern Army Commander and military advisor to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. India’s first theater command is expected to come into existence by the end of this year. After the appointment of General Chauhan, there is an atmosphere of enthusiasm in his native village Gawana (Pauri Garhwal) in Uttarakhand.
General Chauhan was the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) when the late General Bipin Rawat was CDS. Even when he was the army chief, both were close military officers. General Rawat had a special attachment to 11 Gorkha Battalion Junior. General Rawat was very impressed by General Chauhan’s fighting ability and his style of saying things without any hesitation (call a spade a spade).
Help of General Chauhan and CDS Rawat
General Chauhan was at the bottom in the order of seniority. Due to this Chauhan could not reach the rank of army chief. Even though General Chauhan did not become the army chief, his experience was vital, so he was preparing India’s troops for a military response against the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China’s army in the eastern Ladakh sector. Chouhan was assisting NSA Doval and then CDS General Bipin Rawat.
General Chauhan responds with action
General Chouhan is also praised for his efforts to upgrade the basic military infrastructure in the areas along the LAC in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. At this time Chauhan was serving as Eastern Army Commander. In the army, General Chauhan is known as a no-nonsense general. Chauhan’s image is that of an army officer who answers with his action instead of speaking.
CDS post filled after nine months
Before the appointment of General Chauhan as CDS, there were hopes among serving and retired army officers in all military headquarters to succeed General Rawat. On September 28, after the decision of the Modi government, the second CDS was appointed and the top military post vacant for 9 months was filled.
Why is Military Theater Command necessary?
When General Chauhan takes over as the second CDS, he will be faced with the challenge of finding the best synergy between the military theater command as well as the three services, thereby leaving the contradiction between all the military departments, including the Army, Navy and Air Force. The best breaking down silos can be established.
Military Theater Command to Respond to Challenges
Even though the three armies want to protect the borders and the country according to their territory and strength, military affairs experts believe that coordination and military theater command is necessary to respond to more powerful opponents and challenges in the future. Is. CDS Chauhan will remain in the post for about four years. In such a situation, there is every possibility of an important initiative in this direction.
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