Amarinder said the move would go a long way in improving the command and control system of the Indian armed forces.
Nothing new, Chief of Defence Staff pending for long, long time, says Congress on Modi's announcement
The creation of the CDS post was first recommended soon after the 1999 Kargil War with Pakistan but it could not be done over the years.
The need to create a CDS was first proposed by the K Subrahmanyam committee, which was constituted following the Kargil war in 1999.
The recommendation for the appointment of the single point military advisor to the government of India was hanging fire since the Kargil Review Committee and the Group of Ministers.