General Bipin Rawat was appointed the first head of the country’s defense (CDS). The head of the defense will be a four-star general, the principal military advisor to the defense minister and head of the new Department of Military Affairs to ensure jointness in training, logistics and supply the three services.
The Ministry of Defense has recently amended the Army, Air Force and Navy rules by bringing a new clause that allows the head of the defense service to a maximum age of 65. The notification came in the context of Gen Rawat retires on December 31 According to the rules, an army chief has a term of three years or until retirement age of 62, according to first. Although Rawat has not yet reached the age of 62, he will retire because he completed his three year term or until the retirement age of 62, whichever comes first. Although Rawat has not yet reached the age of 62, he will retire because he completes his three-year term as head of the army.