Department of Military Affairs Headed by CDS General Bipin Rawat to Have  2 Joint Secretaries, 13 Deputy Secretaries and 22 Under Secretaries
General Bipin Rawat (Photo Credits: ANI/File)

New Delhi, January 10: Under the newly-created Department of Military Affairs headed by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, there will be two Joint Secretaries, 13 Deputy Secretaries and 22 Under Secretaries, according to an ANI update.

Rawat took charge as India's first Chief of Defence Staff on December 31. the Union Cabinet has approved the appointment of General Bipin Rawat as CDS. The oath-taking ceremony took place on January 1. The CDS position will be a single-point military adviser to the government as suggested by the Kargil Review Committee in 1999. CDS General Bipin Rawat Says 'We Stay Far Away From Politics' While Refuting Allegations That He is Politically Inclined.

PM Narendra Modi had mentioned that the appointment of CDS would further strengthen the nation's defence while ensuring enhanced communication and cohesiveness between the three wings of the forces.

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During the ongoing protests, General Rawat attacked people instigating protests in the nation against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The CDS had said that leaders are not those who lead people in inappropriate directions.

After assuming charge as India's first Chief of Defence Staff, while speaking on allegations that he is politically inclined, Rawat said, "We stay far away from politics, very far. We have to work according to the directions of the Government in power."