Lieutenant General Anil Chait, took over as Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) on 1 July 2013. The General Officer in his career spanning over 39 years held various coveted Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. The General Officer has a vast operational experience across the entire spectrum of conflict.
Lieutenant General Anil Chait, in his formative years was associated with the Special Action Group (The Black Cats) of the National Security Guards and was awarded the VishishtSeva Medal. He served with an infantry division, as Colonel General Staff on the Line of Control during Operation Parakram. The General Officer has tenanted staff assignment in the Military Secretary’s Branch in the Colonel’s rank and the Perspective Planning Directorate in the Brigadier’s rank dealing with formulation of National and Military Security Strategy & Policy.
Anil Chait commanded an Armoured Regiment, an Independent Amoured Brigade and an Infantry Division with distinction on the Western Borders. The General brought glory to the Indian Military and the Nation by organizing the 4th Edition of Military World Games successfully. He has the proud distinction of attending the US Army War College and being awarded the Medal of Excellence.
Anil Chait has been responsible for the study on the Restructuring of the Strike Corps, making it into a transformational trailblazer for FORCE-2025. As Commandant Army War College the General Officer set up Study Centre for domain specialization and transformation of the College into a Centre of Excellence for training leaders to win the Nation’s Wars.
Anil Chait has been the Commandant of the prestigious Army War College and prior to moving to Delhi, the General Officer has been GOC-in-C Central Command. He was conferred distinguished service award of ParamVishishtSeva Medal in 2013. The General Officer has deep interest in strategic issues with great focus on the sub-continental milieu.
Who: Anil Chait.
When: 1 July 2013.