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PM announced the Post of Chief of Defence Staff

Current context: Prime Minister Modi has announced the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) on 15th August 2019.
PM announced the Post of Chief of Defence Staff  
  • This will seek to ensure coordination among the air force, army, and navy for synergies in joint operations, intelligence, and training.
  • An implementation committee would be formed to examine the charter and role of CDS and procedure for appointment.
  • The committee will recommend the name for the post of CDS and it will be the main body of advice for the defence ministry.
  • The Kargil Review Committee headed K. Subrahmanyam, formed after the 1999 conflict was the first to recommend the need for a CDS, but it was not implemented.
  • The CDS will function as the single-point adviser to the government on military and defence related matters including modernisation, procurements, and doctrines of the three defence services along with nuclear issues.
  • Presently the senior-most of the three Chiefs functions as the Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) which act as a midway to allay apprehensions over the CDS.

Question: 

Q.1 The post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) is recently formed for?
a. To ensure coordination among the Indian air force and Indian army
b. To ensure coordination among the Indian air force and Indian navy
c. To ensure coordination among the Indian air navy and Indian army
d. To ensure coordination among the Indian air force, Indian Army and Indian Navy
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