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Bipin Rawat becomes first CDS, here’s the first look of his uniform

“The idea of the uniform of CDS has symbols to represent all three services. Any service or regimental symbols will not be there,” said a source

New Delhi: On Tuesday after General Bipin Rawat was appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff(CDS), the Ministry of Defence provided a sneak peek of the uniform he is likely to wear as the single point of contact for different branches of the armed forces. The color will remain olive green there are notable changes in his uniform to represent all three forces.

On the shoulder, there will be a maroon patch with golden ranks to represent all three services.”The color of the CDS uniform will be the same as the parent service but ranks and badges will be different,” said a source. The cap of the CDS will also be different with badges and achievements to represent the three services.

There will be no sword and baton or stars on the shoulder to notify the ranks. The CDS uniform will not have a lanyard as the idea is to have service neutral representations

“The idea of the uniform of CDS has symbols to represent all three services. Any service or regimental symbols will not be there,” said a source.

On the collar, the four stars will be missing in the uniform of the CDS as it represents a particular service. The service ribbons on the chest will remain the same.

Whether the office of the CDS will have to fly a flag representing all three respective services it is not clear. All three services chiefs fly their service flag at their respective offices. General Bipin Rawat will live at 3, Kamraj Marg in New Delhi.

The CDS will be the fifth secretary in MoD. The existing one’s head is the Department of Defence, Department of Defence Production, Department of Defence Research and Development and Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare.

According to the reports, the mandate of the DMA includes promoting jointness in procurement, training, and staffing for the services through joint planning and integration of their requirements; facilitation of restructuring of army commands for optimal utilization of resources by bringing about jointness in operations, including through establishment of joint and theatre commands and promoting use of original equipment by the services.

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