Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan has been appointed as the next Chief of Defence Staff. He is the second CDS as unfortunately, we lost our first Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat last year in a helicopter crash on the 8th of December,2021. Therefore, since then the Esteemed and honourable post of the Chief of Defence Staff was left vacant for the last 11 months approximately. As a matter of fact, Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan retired from the Indian Army last year only.
Hence becoming the first retired officer in the history of the Indian Army to hold the highest designation in the ministry of defence after retirement. Moreover, he ended his service as Eastern Army Commander in the month of May the previous year only. In addition to this, he was serving as the Military Advisor to the NSC known as National Security Council.
In this article, we will discuss our 2nd Chief of Defence Staff Lt General Anil Chauhan’s Biography, his career beginning from his academy days. However, less is known about newly appointed CDS Lt Anil Chauhan, we will try to inculcate the best possible and genuine information about his family. Moreover, salary and allowances will also be discussed by the newly appointed CDS.
Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Biography
Lt General Chauhan hails from the Garhwal division of Uttarakhand in India and was born on the 18th of May in the year 1961. According to the given dates he is now 61 years of age. He follows the Hindu religion and has the zodiac sign Taurus. Mr Chauhan did his schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya Fort William in Kolkata and after that, he cleared the prestigious NDA Examination and graduated from the National Defence Academy, khadakwasla and later from the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun. The above information has been presented in the form of the table below to give a clear and quick understanding of our new chief of defence staff.
|Official Name||Mr Anil Chauhan|
|Date of Birth||18th of May 1961|
|Place of Birth||Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India|
|Current Age||61 Years|
|Current Designation||Chief Of Defence Staff(CDS)|
|Education||NDA and IMA|
Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Career
Lt General Anil Chauhan has been appointed as the 2nd Chief of Defence Staff by the Central Government. He was appointed to the highest designation of the armed forces on the 28th of September,2022. Last year only he retired from the army as the Chief of Eastern Army Command in the month of May.
The newly appointed CDS Mr Chauhan started his career with the Indian Army in 1981 as a commissioned officer. He was commissioned as a second Lieutenant in the Gorkha Rifles. He had been part of many anti-terrorism operations in the valley as well as in the northeastern part of India. Moreover, he was also part of counter-insurgency operations in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir as well as in North Eastern India. Afterwards, in the year 1983, he became the Lieutenant in the Indian Army.
Later moving on to the promotion ladder, he was appointed as the captain of the Indian Army in the year 1986 and then Major in the year 1992. Afterwards, he was made Lieutenant-Colonel in 2004 and Colonel in 2005. After serving as a colonel in the Indian Army for 4 years, he was appointed as a Brigadier in June 2009. Before becoming Lieutenant-General in 2016, he was appointed to the designation of Major General in 2014. He has been decorated with several military honours and awards for the services he has provided to the nation in his tenure. He was awarded PVSM, SM, AVSM, UYSM and VSM.
CDS Anil Chauhan Family Details
In the Public domain, much is not known about his personal life but still, we will provide some basic details about his family. CDS Anil Chauhan is married and the name of his wife is Mrs Anupama Chauhan. She has been an artist by profession. Furthermore, they have a daughter named Pragya Chauhan.
Our newly appointed CDS and war specialist is also an author of the book called “Aftermath of a Nuclear Attack”.The book was published in the year 2010. In addition to this, he has also written a book named “History of 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre” while he providing his service to the Regimental Centre. According to the experts, he is an aficionado with a deep interest in Tibetan Art.
CDS Anil Chauhan Salary
According to the experts, the salary of the chief of defence staff is approximately Rs 2,50,000 per month. The Allowances to the designation of Chief of Defence Staff are as per the rules and regulations laid by the government for the defence personnel.
About Chief of Defence Staff
The Chief of Defence Staff of the Armed Forces is the highest rank under the ministry of defence. In other words, the CDS is the head of all three chiefs of the defence forces. All three chiefs i.e Indian Army Chief, Navy Chief and Air Force Chief report to him directly. The objective of CDS is to provide coordination among the three forces.