With the announcement for the first-ever Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) expected to be announced any time this month, the views of the Services have been taken care of by the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC), which is part of the Implementation Committee. The government had set up the Implementation Committee whose main task was to finalise the responsibilities and to set a framework for the CDS. The CDS is expected to be the single point person to the prime minister on matters related to defence.
Expressing hope that “The CDS is suitably empowered to carry out all the responsibilities that he is given,” said Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, adding, “The committee has submitted its report to the Government. It should be an empowered CDS which will be able to make a difference.” Read More