30 Dec '16, 6am

Govt. appoints Navy Chief Sunil Lanba as New Chief Of Staff for Defence

Govt. appoints Navy Chief Sunil Lanba as New Chief Of Staff for Defence

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thursday took over the baton of the chairman of the chiefs of staff committee (CoSC) from outgoing IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha even as the government plans to create a new post to focus exclusively on inter-services issues and acquisitions. Lanba assumes charge with effect from afternoon of December 31. Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh, who also retires from service on December 31 and principal staff officers of all three services and HQ integrated defence staff were present on the occasion. The government is working on either creating a post of chief of defence staff (CDS) or a permanent chairman CoSC chairman. While the contentious CDS is likely to be a five star post, the permanent CoSC chairman will be a four-star, a post that the three services have agreed to. Admiral Lanba assumed command of the Indian Navy on May 31 this year. ...

Full article: http://www.defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=239715

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