In a major announcement for the three armed forces of India, 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. PM Narendra Modi said this in his Independence Day speech today.
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.
“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.
Speaking about the decision, PM Modi said this is important to be in sync with the changing nature of war and security in the world.
“Experts of this field for long have been demanding this. We have today decided that India will now have a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). Once this post is created, it will provide an effective leadership at the topmost level of the three forces,” PM Modi said.
The prime minister said this will provide a major boost to the reforms of our defence and stretegic endeavours.