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Lt Gen Anil Chauhan (retd) appointed Chief of Defense Staff

NEW DELHI: Indian Military’s former Japanese Command chief, Lt Gen Anil Chauhan (retd) was appointed on Wednesday appointed the second Chief of Defense Employees (CDS), with impact from the date of his assumption of cost and till additional orders, an official assertion stated .

He will even perform as Secretary, Division of Navy Affairs.

Lt Gen Chauhan (retd) succeeds the primary CDS, former Military chief, Gen Bipin Rawat who had died in a helicopter crash on December 8 final yr.

In a profession spanning over almost 40 years, Lt Gen Chauhan has held a number of command, workers and instrumental appointments and had in depth expertise in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and northeast India.

Commissioned into 11 Gorkha Rifles in 1981, he’s an alumnus of the Nationwide Defense Academy, Khadakwasla and Indian Navy Academy, Dehradun.

As Major General, he had commanded an Infantry Division within the essential Baramulla sector within the Northern Command, and as Lt General, commanded a corps within the northeast and went on to grow to be the Japanese Command chief from September 2019 and held the cost till his retirement from service in May 2021.

Along with these command appointments, he has additionally held vital workers appointments together with the cost of the Director General of Navy Operations.

He had additionally served on a United Nations mission to Angola.

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