New Delhi, Jan 11 : Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane on Saturday said the formation of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and creation of Department of Military Affairs is a very big step towards integration.
At an annual press conference ahead of Army Day on January 15, Gen Naravane said, “The formation of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and creation of Department of Military Affairs is a very big step towards integration and we on our part will make sure that this is a success.” “As the Army, we swear allegiance to the Constitution of India... Justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity enshrined in the Constitution should guide us.” he said in his opening remarks.
Gen Naravane succeeded Gen Bipin Rawat, who became the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff. He took over as the 28th Chief of the Army Staff on December 30 last year. Earlier, he was the Vice Chief of Indian Army and had also headed the Army’s Eastern Command. (UNI)