Creation of Dept of Military Affairs, CDS post momentous reforms: Modi

Creation of Dept of Military Affairs, CDS post momentous reforms: Modi

Narendra Modi. Reuters file

New Delhi, January 1

The creation of the Department of Military Affairs and institutionalisation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff are momentous reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.

Congratulating General Bipin Rawat on his appointment as the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Modi said he is an outstanding officer who had served India with zeal.

“Creation of the Department of Military Affairs with requisite military expertise and institutionalisation of the post of CDS is a momentous and comprehensive reform that will help our country face the ever-changing challenges of modern warfare,” the Prime Minister tweeted. PTI

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