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Gen Kapoor appointed head of armed forces chiefs panel

August 31, 2009 17:04 IST

Indian Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor took over as the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee on Monday.

General Kapoor took over from outgoing Navy Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta, who held the post for over two years since early 2007.

General Kapoor in his role as the Chairman of COSC will be the pointsperson for ensuring coordination in the functioning of the three integrated headquarters of the army, navy and air force in the defence ministry.

He will also be the principal adviser to Defence Minister A K Antony on military matters. The post of chairman of COSC rotates among the three service chiefs and the senior-most four-star officer among the three service chiefs at any given point of time heads the committee that takes care of all operational and administrative matters relating to the three services.
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