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We keep ourselves away from politics, we follow govt directives: CDS Rawat

Gen Rawat also said that his focus as CDS will be to integrate the efforts of the three services and to work as a team.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Bipin Rawat
India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat inspects the Guard of Honour at South Block lawns in New Delhi

Newly- appointed Chief of the Defence Staff General on Wednesday said the armed forces stay away from politics and work as per the directives of the government of the day, remarks that come amid allegations that the forces were being politicised.

Gen Rawat also said that his focus as CDS will be to integrate the efforts of the three services and to work as a team.

"We keep ourselves away from politics. We act according to the directives of the government of the day," he said.

Gen Rawat said his focus will be to ensure best and optimal use of resources allocated to the three services.

First Published: Wed, January 01 2020. 10:40 IST
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