As you all may know, for the first time in the history of India, India got his first CDS officer i.e. Chief Of Defence Staff on 30th December 2019. General Bipin Rawat has appointed as the first Chief of Defence Staff on 30th December 2019 and took office on 1st January 2020. Prior to this he has served as the 27th Chief of Army staff . Along with this he has also served as the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Indian Army.
What is a CDS (Chief Of Defence Staff)
A Chief Of Defence Staff is the senior most uniformed military advisor to the Government of India . He is the head of all the branches of Indian Armed Forces i.e. Indian Army, Indian, Navy and Indian Airforce. The CDS is a four-star officer selected from among the serving officers of the Indian Armed Forces. He would be a single-point military advisor, the CDS will not hold any military command.
From the time of appointment it was speculated among many as what should be the dress code for the chief of Defence Staff. Here in this article we are going to provide you details on the Uniform and Insignia for Chief of Defence Staff:
A day after the appointment of General Bipin Rawat , On 31st December the Ministry of Defence provided a sneak peek of the uniform he is likely to wear keeping in mind that he is the single point of contact for different branches of the armed forces.
The ADG PI, Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence (Army), tweeted out photographs of the buttons, belt buckle, shoulder rank badges and peaked cap expected to be part of the Chief of Defence Staff’s uniform.
Uniform and Insignia For Chief Of Defence Staff
The insignia of the Chief of Defence Staff draws elements from all the three wings of the armed forces, complete with an eagle (signifying the Air Force), two swords (Army), an anchor (Navy) and the state emblem encompassed by a laurel wreath. The Insignia will feature on the Uniform of a CDS i.e. on Cap, Belt buckle and buttons of the uniform.
Belt Buckle For Chief Of Defence Staff
Buttons on Working Dress For Chief Of Defence Staff
Cap for Chief of Defence Staff
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