With different Peak Cap and badges, Gen Bipin Rawat makes its debut as India's first CDS
NEW DELHI: The general made his public appearance as India's first chief of defense staff () on Wednesday, wearing the parent service uniform, although with a distinctive Peak Cap and Shoulder Rank different in his new position.
On his first day as a CDS, General Rawat paid tribute to the National War Memorial in the heart of New Delhi, nearby. He also received an honor guard.
Also present on the occasion were Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, the Chief of the Karambir Singh Navy and the Chief of the Army, who succeeded General Rawat as Chief of the Army General Staff.
The Chief of the Defense Staff has to do with synergy, where the effort is to achieve more than the sum of the total. The sum of the synergistic application of three services is not for 1 + 1 + 1 = 3, but the sum is 5 or 7. Rawat said.
He also stated: The three services will work as a team. According to the task assigned to the Chief of Defense Personnel, we have to improve integration and improve resource management.
According to defense officials, the new uniform is olive green and has all the components of the three services clothing: Indian army, navy and air force.
As a CDS, General Rawat wore the uniform that represented his parents' service. There is a badge of two crossed swords; There is an eagle, an anchor and an Ashok symbol on top.
Previously, the Indian army had taken a look at the CDS parent service uniform on Twitter, stating that the CDS rank badges and accessories reflect # Union # Integration # Synergy.
General Rawat resigned from the Army Chief's office on Tuesday. The CDS office will be in the South Block,