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Army chief Gen S. Padmanabhan(centre) taking over the baton of Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee from Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sushil Kumar on Dec 28, 2001. (pic: Rediff)

Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee : Gen. Sundararajan Padmanabhan
Chief of Integrated Defence Staff(CIDS) : Lt. Gen. Pankaj Shivram Joshi

Strategic Nuclear Command C-in-C : Air Marshal Tej Mohan Asthana

Deputy CIDS(Doctrine, Organisation and Training) : Air Marshal Govind Chandra Singh Rajwar
Deputy CIDS(Operations) : Vice Admiral S.C. Suresh Bangara
DGDIA & Deputy CIDS(Intelligence) : Lt. Gen. Kamleshwar Davar
Deputy CIDS(Planning) :
Deputy CIDS(Medical) :

Assistant CIDS(Joint Operations) : Air Vice Marshal J.S. Gujral
Assistant CIDS(Perspective Plans & Force Structure) : Air Vice Marshal M. Dixit
Assistant CIDS(Technical Manager, D.P.B.) : Air Vice Marshal S.L. Sud
Assistant CIDS(Intelligence) : Air Vice Marshal S.C. Malhan

Note: The CIDS(Chief of Integrated Defence Staff) is an interim arrangement to look after the integration of the defence services under the proposed Chief of Defence Staff(CDS). Once a CDS is appointed, the CIDS will be redesignated as the Vice CDS.