Q. Consider the following statements regarding the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) in India:
1.The primary role of the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) in India is to command and control the Indian Army.
2.The tenure of the Chief of the Army Staff is 3 years or until the age of 62, whichever is earlier.
3.The Chief of the Army Staff hold the rank of Lieutenant General.
4.The Chief of the Army Staff is appointed by the President of India on the advice of the Union Cabinet.
How many of the statements given above are correct?

[A] Only one

[B] Only two

[C] Only three

[D] All four

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation –

Statements 1, 2 and 4 are correct. The COAS is the highest-ranking military officer in the Indian Army and is responsible for its command, control, and administration. The tenure of Service Chiefs is 62 years of age or three years whichever is earlier. The COAS is appointed by the President of India, who acts on the advice of the Union Cabinet.

Statement 3 is incorrect. The COAS holds the rank of General, which is a four-star rank and the highest rank in the Indian Army during peacetime. Lieutenant General is a three-star rank below the COAS position.

Source: The Hindu

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