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.
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 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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.