Newly-appointed CDS General Bipin Rawat
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New Delhi: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat has sought a detailed proposal on the creation of an Air Defence Command pushing for joint-service synergy and cutting out “infructuous ceremonial activities”.

While the Air Force is in charge of the country’s air defence, each Service has its own air defence systems in place as well to protect their units.

“The idea is to have an integrated system and procedures in place,” a defence source told ThePrint.

Soon after assuming charge as CDS, Rawat held a meeting with important functionaries of Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (Hq IDS).

“General Rawat directed various branch heads to come up with recommendations for inter-service synergy and jointness in a time-bound manner,” a statement by the defence ministry said.

“He also directed that a proposal to create Air Defence Command be prepared by June 30, 2020.”

Some of the areas identified for jointness and synergy include the creation of common logistics support pools in stations where two or more services have their presence. The CDS also told his officers that all three services and the Coast Guard must be consulted and their views obtained in a time-bound manner.

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“Decisions will, however, be taken to ensure optimisation of resources,” the statement said, adding that efforts will be made to cut out “infructuous ceremonial activities”, which are manpower intensive.

Rawat, who took charge as the country’s first CDS Wednesday, said his focus will be to ensure best and optimal use of resources allocated to the three services.

He retired from the post of army chief Tuesday after a three-year tenure. On Monday, he was appointed India’s first CDS.

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  1. CDS Bipin Rawat sir, army person ki service 58 years Tak honi chahie, agar koi Jawan service nahin karna chahta hai too 20 sal ke bad pension aa sakta hai,aur jo Jawan service karna chahta hai,use 58 sal Tak service karne ka mauka Dena chahie, sena ka Jawan bahut kam umra mein pension aa jata hai, har Jawan ko to civil mein achcha job milta nahi hai, is samay uske bacche badi class mein padhne layak hote Hain, kharcha badh jata hai aamdani kam Ho jaati hai,

  2. CDS second Power rangers service council Tak karne ka faisla Kiya bahut sahi, zamane ko Kaun sa nahin Karna hai vah bhi sal karke pension ja Sakta,36 38 sal mein pension jaane ke bad sabhi javanon ko to sahi to milta nahin hai, majburi mein private job karna padta hai, pension jaane ke bad bacchon ke padhaai ke kharcha badh jaate Hain aur aamdani kam ho jaate


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