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Stage set for momentous reform: PM congratulates Gen Rawat

Jan 01, 2020 14:47 IST

As General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday took charge as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was a momentous and comprehensive reform that would help India face challenges of modern warfare. PM added that the post reflects the hopes and aspirations of 130 crore Indians and carries the responsibility of modernising the Indian military. Congratulating Gen Rawat, PM Modi said the former Army Chief has served the country with great zeal. PM wrote a govt panel under the Vajpayee govt has recommended that a CDS be appointed but successive governments failed to build political consensus for almost two decades.

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