New Delhi, Dec 24: Admiral Madhvendra Singh, the navy chief, will be the next chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee, reports our special correspondent.
Admiral Singh will take over from General S. Padmanabhan, the army chief. General Padmanabhan retires on December 31. As per norm, the seniormost of the service chiefs heads the chiefs of staff committee.
Admiral Singh had taken over as the naval chief days before Air Chief Marshal S. Krishnaswamy took over as the air force chief.
It has already been announced that the current army vice chief, Lt General N.C. Vij, will take over as chief of army staff.