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Lack of clarity about the role of Chief of Defence Staff and bellicose talk by politicians are not reassuring

The past five years have seen the last vestiges of the Nehruvian legacy being progressively swept away. Conclusive proof of this came when the present government ordered retaliatory raids, in peace time, on Pakistani soil.

Force of reform

Test of PM’s announcement of Chief of Defence Staff will lie in delineation of office’s powers. It needs a purposeful mandate.


Explained: Understanding post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

What is the office of Chief of Defence Staff that Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in his Independence Day address? Where did the idea come from, and what is the CDS supposed to do?

Army chief during Kargil defines role: CDS advisor to Cabinet

The idea of a CDS was mooted in the aftermath of the Kargil war. An expert committee headed by strategic affairs expert K Subrahmanyam had recommended several structural reforms for the defence establishment.