Lt Gen Anil Chauhan (retd) to take charge as new CDS

Updated: Sep 30 2022 9:22AM

New Delhi, Sep 30 (PTI) Lt Gen Anil Chauhan (retired) will assume charge as India's new Chief of Defence Staff on Friday that is expected to bring the focus back on the implementation of the ambitious theaterisation drive to bring synergy among the three services.

A decorated Army officer, 61-year-old Chauhan will also function as Secretary in the Department of Military Affairs.

On Wednesday, the government announced appointing Chauhan as the new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), more than nine months after the post fell vacant following the death of Gen Bipin Rawat in a helicopter crash.