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Which of the following is not correct?
A. The Supreme Command of the defense forces is vested in the president.
B. The three chiefs of Staff (Army, Navy, and Air force) are under the direct control of the president.
C. The responsibility of National defense rests with the Union Cabinet.
D. All important questions having a bearing on defense are decided by the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister.

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Hint: The President, the head of the State, is also called the first citizen of India, comes under Article 52-62. He is the commander of the defense forces. He appoints the chief of the Army, the Navy, and the Air force. He occupies his position under warrant of precedence.

Complete answer:
The President of India is part of the Union executive. He is indirectly elected by the members of the Parliament and State Legislative Assembly. The qualification needed for a person to be elected as President is – he should be a citizen of India, he should be the minimum 35 years of age, he should qualify the conditions to be elected as a member of Lok Sabha. He should not hold any office of profit under the central government, State Government, and Local authority. He enjoys his term for five years.
So, the correct answer is Option B.

Note: The President enjoys Legislative powers, financial powers, judicial powers, Military powers, diplomatic powers. He also enjoys veto power. He appoints Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners, Chairman and other members of Union Public Service Commission, Finance Commission of India and its members, state Governors. For every executive action, the work is done under his name. He appoints the Inter-State Council. His prior recommendation is necessary to introduce a money bill in Lok Sabha. He nominates 12 members of Rajya Sabha. He also promulgates Ordinances.