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CDS Bipin Rawat said bringing in a concept like ‘Tour of Duty’ requires deep study into its financial viability for the Army.
While number of applicants for defence-qualifying exams have remained nearly constant, there is a decline in the number of academically sound candidates.
Rawat’s position is only first among equals vis-à-vis the service chiefs and he has no command authority. This mandates a consultative process.
Congress’ Jairam Ramesh says in his book a tussle between Defence Minister V.K. Krishna Menon & Army chief K.S. Thimayya in the 1950s prevented creation of CDS post.
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The bureaucratic sleight of hand has put Gen Bipin Rawat at a disadvantage even as his tenure as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff has just begun.
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General Bipin Rawat says efforts will be made to cut out ‘infructuous ceremonial activities’, which are manpower intensive.
The dual advisory role given to CDS Bipin Rawat and the three chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force will likely create confusion.