Who is Lt General Anil Chauhan? All about the new CDS in India

September 29, 2022
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Lt General Anil Chauhan: (retd), is an ex-commander in the eastern Army and director general for military operations. The defence ministry announced that Chauhan, sixty-one years old, will be acting as secretary to the Department of Military Affairs starting from the date he assumed charge.

Anil Chauhan profile. After a long wait, India finally got Lt. General Anil Chanhan as its Chief of Defence Staff. General Bipin Rawat, who died in a plane crash last year, was the first to hold this role.Lt Gen Anil Chanhan (retd), is an ex-eastern Army commander and director general for military operations. The defence ministry announced that Chauhan, a sixty-one-year old, will continue to serve as secretary of the Department of Military Affairs starting from the date he assumed charge.

Anil Chauhan’s 40 year Army career.

Lt General Anil Chauhan

This decorated military officer has had a distinguished career that spans nearly 40 years. Lt. General Chauhan has extensive experience in counterinsurgency operations in Jammu, Kashmir and Northeast India. In May 2013, the decorated military officer, who was the eastern Army Commander, retired from the service.

Lt General Anil Chahuhan’s 1st posting – 11 Gorkha Rifles

Lt. General Anil Chahuhan was commissioned into the 11 Gorkha Rifles in 1982. He is a graduate of the National Defence Academy Khadakwasla as well as Indian Military Academy Dehradun. He commanded a division in Northern Command’s Baramulla Sector. As Lt General, he commanded a northeastern corps and became Eastern Command chief in September 2019. He held that position until his retirement in May 2021.

Director General for Military Operations and UN Mission

Anil Chauhan, Lieutenant General, has held many important positions on staff including the Director General of Military Operations. He was also a member of a United Nations mission in Angola.

Anil Chauhan, Lt. General, commanded a Northeast corps and was then promoted to General Officer Commanding in Chief of the Eastern Command in September 2019. He held that position until May 2021.

Born May 18, 1961, Lt. Gen Anil Chauhan was inducted into the 11 Gorkha Rifles (Indian Army) in 1981. He graduated from the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and National Defence Academy Khadakwasla.

Param Vishisht Seva Medal and Crucial Post-Retirement Appointments

As a National Security Council Secretariat associate, Lt Gen Chauhan has continued to make contributions to national security and strategic issues even after his retirement.

Lt. General Anil Chauhan, retired, was honored for his distinguished and distinguished service in the Army. He was presented with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal. Uttam Yudh Seva Medal. Sena Medal. Vishisht Seva Medal.

Modifications to the rules to allow Lt Gen Anil Chauhan

Since Gen Rawat’s death in a helicopter accident on December 8, last year, the post of Chief Of Defence Staff has been vacant.

Gen Rawat was appointed India’s first CDS on January 1, 2020. His mandate was to consolidate the functions of the Army, Navy, and Indian Air Force, and increase the country’s military prowess.

The CDS also had a key mission to assist in the restructuring of military command for maximum resource utilisation. This included bringing about jointness and operations through the establishment or theatre commands.

In June, the government changed laws to allow any retired or serving Lt General, Air Marshallal, Vice Admiral, or Vice Admiral to become Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

Three-star officers were able to be the CDS, along with the serving chiefs of each service, thanks to the new rules. Officials stated that Lt Gen Chauhan (retd), will assume the rank General when he becomes the CDS.

What is the CDS going to do?

The government can get military advice from only one person: the Chief of Defence Staff. The most important goal for the CDS is theaterisation. Theaterization is a military idea that tries to combine the power of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

France’s ambassador to India, Emmanuel Lenain, and Australia’s Deputy High Commissioner to India, Sarah Storey, were among the people who congratulated Lt Gen Anil Chauhan on his new job.

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