New Delhi: The government has appointed Lt Gen Anil Chauhan (Retd) as the next Chief of Defense Staff (CDS). According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Defense, the government appointed Lt Gen Anil Chauhan (Retd) as the next Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), as Secretary, Department of Military Affairs, Government of India. will also work. He will replace former CDS Bipin Rawat. In a career spanning over 40 years, Lt Gen Anil Chauhan (Retd.) had held several command, staff and adjunct appointments and was widely seen in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and North-East India, the Defense Ministry said. have experience.
Appointed Commander-in-Chief in September 2019
According to the information given by the Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan, born on 18 May 1961, was recruited in the 11 Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army in 1981. He is an alumnus of National Defense Academy, Khadakwasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. The officer in the rank of Major General commanded an infantry division in the crucial Baramulla sector in the Northern Command. Later as a lieutenant general, he commanded a corps in the North East. He then became the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Command from September 2019 and retired in May 2021.
General Bipin Rawat was the first CDS of India
Let us tell you that General Bipin Rawat was the first Chief of Defense Staff or Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) of India. He assumed the charge of the post of CDS on 1 January 2020. Earlier, he had served as the Chief of the Indian Army Staff from 31 December 2016 to 31 December 2019. General Bipin Rawat died on 8 December 2021 at the age of 63 in a helicopter accident.
Anil Chauhan was the chief architect of Operation Sunrise
While talking to the media, a defense official said that during Lt Gen Anil Chauhan's tenure as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, there was a significant reduction in militancy in the Northeast region. It also decreased. He said that Anil Chauhan was the main architect of Operation Sunrise. Under this, the Indian and Myanmar army carried out a coordinated operation against the militants near the borders of both the countries. According to the official, Chouhan was also associated with the plan of surgical strike in Balakot.