Indian Navy has issued new guidelines regarding the usage of smartphones by Naval Officers. Accordingly, all Navy Personnel are banned from using social media and even smartphones at naval dockyards, bases, and onboard warships. This comes after 7 people were arrested for leaking sensitive information pertaining to warship location and strategies.
Narendra Modi led Union Cabinet gave a nod for the post of Chief of Defence Staff. The officer will be a four-star general but will have seniority over the heads of three armed forces. The CDS will provide jointmanship to the combination of armed forces.
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A panel discussion at the third Military Literature Festival held in Punjab talked about the need for the post of a Chief of Defence Staff in India. Considering the contemporary times, India needs a CDS and will get one in the coming days, said former Defence Secretary Shekhar Dutt.