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Chief of Defence Staff


Shekatkar Committee recommendations: Defence minister holds meeting with CDS, service chiefs, top MoD officials on implementation

April 21, 2020 5:20 am

Lt Gen (Retd) D B Shekatkar has said implementing recommendations of the Committee is going to be even more crucial for preparedness of the armed forces and defence ecosystem in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and its aftermath.

Chief of Defence Staff must ensure patient decisions on complex issues

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.

Explained: How to unify defence resources

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?

CDS to have key say in capital acquisitions, decide promotions

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.

CDS Bipin Rawat: Children being radicalised in J-K, isolate them gradually

January 17, 2020 7:14 am

Responding to a question at the Raisina Dialogue forum, Rawat said that “radicalisation can be countered” but “first, you get to the nerve of this whole thing, as to who are radicalising people”.

Dept of Military Affairs works to deliver in 100 days

January 11, 2020 7:17 am

The instructions to the DMA, which is headed by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, were passed on by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during sectoral briefings by selected secretaries earlier this week.

Explained: What are role, powers of CDS?

January 02, 2020 7:25 am

With General Bipin Rawat taking over as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, a look at the structure of the Defence Ministry, and the relationship the CDS will have with the ministry and the armed forces.

This is what Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat's uniform will look like

December 31, 2019 11:10 pm

The Additional Directorate General of Public Information (ADGPI), Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence (Army), on Tuesday tweeted out pictures of the car flag, peak cap, shoulder rank badges, belt buckle and buttons on working dress of the CDS.

India now has a Chief of Defence Staff. What is the equivalent post in the US and UK?

December 31, 2019 11:27 pm

The CDS is a high military office that will oversee and coordinate the working of the three Services, and offer seamless tri-service views and single-point advice to the Executive (in India’s case, to the Prime Minister) on long-term defence planning and management.

Government has started on wrong foot on CDS appointment: Congress

December 31, 2019 2:11 pm

Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said the government has started on a wrong foot on the appointment and only time will unfortunately reveal the implications.


General Bipin Rawat takes charge as India's first Chief of Defence Staff

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.