In a key announcement during the Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that the country will now have a post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) that will integrate the operations of the three forces–the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force.
Prime Minister Modi said the armed forces are pride of every India. He said in the changing time, there is a need for the forces to sharpen coordination. The new post of Chief of Defence Staff will further help the forces to focus on national defence at this crucial time.
“Our forces are India’s pride. To further sharpen coordination between the forces, I want to announce a major decision from the Red Fort: India will have a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS),”PM Modi said in his I-Day speech. “This is going to make the forces even more effective,” PM Modi said.