List of Commands of Indian Armed Forces – Army, Navy, Air Force – The Indian Armed Forces consists of three professional uniformed services: the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force. In addition, the Indian Armed Forces are supported by various inter-service commands and institutions such as the
Central Armed Police Forces
Assam Rifles, Indian Coast Guard
Special Border Forces
Strategic Forces Command
Andaman and Nicobar Command and Integrated Defence
Chief of Defence Staff :
Chief of Defence Staff is a newly created post under the Indian armed forces.
It aims to enhance the quality of military advice to the political leadership.
It was established in December 2019.
General Bipin Rawat was the first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), who took office on 1 January 2020.
On 15 December 2021,General Bipin Rawat died in a helicopter crash near Coonoor in the Nilgiris.
CDS General Bipin Rawat has been posthumously awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honour.
Upper age limit for the CDS has been fixed at 65 years.
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) is a Four-star General