On Friday, Gen. Anil Chauhan spoke with Prime Minister Rajnath Singh.
A few hours after Gen. Chauhan was appointed India’s new CDS, the two men met.
First Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat was killed in a helicopter mishap in Tamil Nadu in December.
The encounter between Gen. Chauhan and Gen. Singh was described as a courtesy meeting by officials.
His appointment comes as tensions rise along the Indian–Chinese border in eastern Ladakh.