Chief of the General Staff (India)

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The Chief of the General Staff, India was a senior military commander in India from 1904 to Indian Independence in 1947.


The Chief of the General Staff, India assisted the Commander-in-Chief, India in commanding the British Indian Armed Forces. The post was largely honorary as all power resided in the hands of Commander-in-Chief, India.[1] The post was replaced by that of Commander-in-Chief, Indian Army in 1947 and then by that of Chief of the Army Staff in 1955.[2]

Chiefs of the General Staff[edit]

Holders of the post have been:[3]


  1. ^ The Indian Army in 1914 Archived September 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "The Commanders-In-Chief (Change in Designation) Act, 1955". Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  3. ^ Army Commands Archived July 5, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.