The Government of India on Wednesday appointed Lt. Gen. Anil Chauhan (retired) as the next Chief of Defense Staff (CDS). Chauhan will also function as Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Military Affairs, the Defense Ministry said.
Chauhan, a PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, served as the Commanding General Officer in Chief of the Eastern Command.
According to the Ministry of Defense, in his nearly 40-year career, Chauhan held various command, staff and instrumental positions and had extensive experience in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and northeast India.
In a nearly 40-year career, Lt. Gen. Anil Chauhan (Ret.) held various command, staff and instrumental positions and had extensive experience in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and northeast India, the Defense Ministry said.
Who is Anil Chauhan
Anil Chauhan was Born on May 18, 1961, Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan was commissioned into the 11 Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army in 1981.
He is an alumnus of the National Defense Academy, Khadakwasla and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. At the rank of Major General, the officer had commanded an Infantry Division in the critical sector of Baramula in the Northern Command.
Later, as a lieutenant general, he commanded a corps in the northeast and subsequently became commanding general officer in chief of the eastern command from September 2019 and held the position until his retirement from service in May 2021.
In addition to these command appointments, the officer also held important staff positions, including the position of Director General of Military Operations.
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