New Delhi: Indian Army's outgoing chief Gen. Bipin Rawat talks to the media after inspecting the Guard of Honour accorded to him near Gate No. 2, South Block Lawns in New Delhi on Dec 31, 2019. Gen. Rawat was appointed India's first Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), the principal military adviser to the Defence Minister and head of the new Department of Military Affairs.
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Former Army Chief Bipin Rawat, who took charge as the first Chief of Defence Staff on Wednesday, said that his task is to create synergy between different wings of the armed forces.

General Rawat, who demitted office on retirement as Chief of Indian Army on Tuesday received the guard of honor from all the three forces.

Besides Rawat, Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria and Navy Chief Karambir Singh and other senior officers were also present during the guard of honor.

Speaking to media, General Rawat said, “All the three services will work as a team. As per the task was given to the Chief of Defence Staff, we have to enhance integration and do better resource management.”

He also asserted that the task that has been given to him is to create “synergy” between the tri-services.

“Our action will depend on teamwork. We have to achieve more through our integrity and teamwork,” he said.

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