May 24, 2020 1:56 pm
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat earlier joined Armed Forces personnel and employees from the Defence Ministry in donating a day’s salary to the Centre's COVID-19 relief fund
March 06, 2020 9:50 am
The CDS is only the “first amongst equals” and it is essential that the views of the service chiefs are also taken into account, particularly if they are contrarian.
February 25, 2020 1:44 pm
Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat is working on a timeline for the rollout of joint commands of the Army, Navy and Air Force. What are the existing commands in India, and how will jointness help?
February 18, 2020 7:36 am
General Bipin Rawat said he was in favour of staggered procurement of big-ticket capital acquisitions like 114 fighter jets for the IAF and submarines for the Navy.
February 17, 2020 1:45 pm
The Indian Air Force will helm the air defence command and all-long range missiles as well as air defence assets will come under it.
February 15, 2020 3:58 am
The DMA will not just look at jointness between the forces, but almost all work related to the Army, Air Force, Navy and the Territorial Army and will also handle the promotions within the forces.
February 13, 2020 1:50 am
According to the sources, Lieutenant General-rank officers working in the DMA will be responsible for creation of each of the joint commands, and will report to the CDS.
February 05, 2020 7:08 am
He expressed concern over the rate at which the bill for defence pensions is increasing every year, although he believes that retired soldiers, particularly from combat arms, need to be looked after once they hang their uniform.
February 04, 2020 1:43 am
The government was responding to various questions regarding the functions of the CDS and the newly created Department of Military Affairs, which is headed by the CDS as secretary.
January 17, 2020 1:57 pm
On Thursday, India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat, said “girls and boys as young as 10 and 12 are now being radicalised” in Kashmir, and that those who are “completely radicalised” need to be “taken out separately” and put in deradicalisation camps.
January 01, 2020 3:34 pm
As CDS, General Rawat will have to facilitate restructuring of military commands for optimal utilisation of resources by bringing about jointness in operations, including through establishment of joint/ theatre commands.
June 22, 2020 7:13 pm