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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Defence DEPARTMENT OE DEFENCE
RAJYASABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3610 TO BE ANSWERED ON May 9, 2012 Conclusion of Consultations on Appointment of Cds
3610. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) Whether Government has concluded its consultations on the issue of appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) to deliver single-point military advice; and
(b) If so, the details thereof and the decision of Government on the matter?
Answer Minister of Defence (Shri A.K. Antony)
(a) & (b): No, Sir. The consultations are still ongoing. A decision will be taken after the process of consultation is completed.