Who will be the next Chief of Defense Staff after Bipin Rawat, Who will be the next Chief of Defense Staff after Bipin Rawat


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Who will be the next Chief of Defense Staff after Bipin Rawat, Who will be the next Chief of Defense Staff after Bipin Rawat

Bipin Rawat, the country’s first Chief of Defense Staff, has died in a tragic helicopter crash. After that, speculation has started about who will sit in this post. According to sources, the new Chief of Defense Staff will be appointed within seven days. The name of Army Chief General Naravan is coming up as a possible post. But the final decision on who will be appointed to that post will be taken by the government. This was stated by former army chief Shankar Roy Chowdhury.

On what basis will the election of Chief of Defense Staff take place, said former Army Chief Shankar Roy Chowdhury

In an interview with All India News on Thursday, former state army chief Shankar Roy Chowdhury said who would replace Bipin Rawat depended on the experience of the army officer or how long he had been working. This is absolutely the decision of the government. This position will not be selected in any way based on seniority. He said General Bipin Rawat was directly elected to the post by the Modi government. When he was appointed to this post, there were more senior officers in the army than him. Bipin Rawat was not a senior most army officer at that time.

In 2019, the Modi government elected Bipin Rawat as CDS. Just before retiring, the Modi government announced its decision to appoint him to the new post. In 2016, Bipin Rawat became the army chief. He had earlier suspended two officers. Former Army Chief Shankar Roy Chowdhury said the Modi government had looked into a number of issues in the run-up to the country’s first CDS elections. That is his work experience, less controversy, more ability to deal with war situations in multiple places in the mountains. These aspects were taken into special consideration. Therefore, it is still uncertain from which division of the next CDS army will be selected. The next CDS may be selected from any one branch of the Army, Navy or Air Force.

CDS Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat died in a tragic road accident in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu yesterday. The helicopter had 14 passengers on board. Of them, only 13 passengers died. His security advisers Brigadier LS Lidder, Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh, Naik Gursebak Singh, Naik Jitendra Kumar, Lance Naik Vivek Kumar, Lance Naik B Sai Teja and Habildar Satpal also died. Their last act is being performed with full military dignity.

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Story first published: Thursday, December 9, 2021, 19:23 [IST]