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Government of India

Ministry of Defence

Department of Defence

Rajya Sabha

Unstarred Question No. 1462

To be answered on 02nd December 2019

Measures to Create Synergy Among Defence Services




Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:


(a)The status of creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS); and


(b)The details of other reforms Government is planning to create synergy, integration and further inter-service operational capabilities between the three defence services?



Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence

(Shri Shripad Naik)


(a)&(b) The Government has approved in principle the creation of a post of CDS. An Implementation Committee was also approved and constituted to further determine and finalize the exact responsibilities, an enabling framework for this new post and all other issues involved to ensure smooth operationalization. The said Committee has submitted its report.


Military reforms is a continuous process and requisite steps are taken by the Government from time to time, as deemed necessary. Such steps are taken include establishment of Integrated Defence Staff, two Tri- Service Commands, three Tri- Service Agencies in specialised fields, etc.