4 December 2022

Dehradun: The union government on Wednesday appointed Lt General Anil Chauhan ( Retd ) as the new Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS ) of the country . Hailing from Gwana village in Rampur Gram Sabha of Khirsu block of Pauri Garhwal district , Lt General ( Retd ) Chauhan has become the second person from Uttarakhand to hold the position of CDS

His predecessor , General Bipin Rawat , the country’s first CDS , was from the Dwa rikhal block of Pauri Garhwal district . He was killed in a chopper crash in Tamil Nadu on December 8 , 2021 .

Anil Chauhan , also from Uttarakhand
Anil Chauhan , also from Uttarakhand

Colonel Ajay Kothiyal ( Retd ) said , ” It’s a proud moment for Uttarakhand as Lt General Anil Chauhan is a native , like General Rawat . Both belong to the same district , same state and the same 11 Gorkha Regiment . “

Since his superannuation from Army in May 2021 , Chauhan has been working as a top – ranking official in National Security Council Secretariat ( NSCS ) .

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