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Chief of Defence Staff


Government starts process to identify next CDS, Gen Naravane heads COSC

December 17, 2021 11:00 am

🔴 With General Rawat’s death creating an unforeseen situation, the role has fallen on General Naravane's shoulders as per the old system where the position of the chairman of the committee was rotated among the services, depending on seniority.

As nation bids farewell to CDS, voice from crowd: ‘Our duty to pay tribute’

December 11, 2021 7:53 am

🔴 Daughters perform last rites of General Rawat, wife; Brig Lidder too cremated.

Where General Bipin Rawat was to speak, wait turned to despair

December 11, 2021 7:29 am

🔴 A senior IAF officer told The Indian Express that heavy security arrangements were in place for the visit, including the shutting of canteens. “The last time we had this security protocol was when the President came.”

First CDS, Rawat was one of the most celebrated soldiers of his time

December 09, 2021 6:23 am

🔴 General Bipin Rawat died in a helicopter crash near Conoor on Wednesday afternoon, along with his wife Madhulika Rawat, and officers in his staff, including Brig L S Lidder, his senior-most staff officer.

Gen Bipin Rawat, highest defence officer, and wife among 13 killed in chopper crash

December 09, 2021 6:21 am

🔴 Prime Minister Modi described General Rawat as "an outstanding soldier" and a "true patriot" who "greatly contributed to modernising our armed forces and security apparatus".

Lt Gen (Retd) writes to CDS: ‘Retired personnel, dependants left to fend for themselves’

May 06, 2021 10:22 am

Lt Gen JS Bhatnagar (retd), former Director General Supply and Transport, has written the letter to the CDS on May 4 urging him on behalf of the veterans of Army, Navy and the Air Force, to issue instructions to the concerned officials to ensure that the veterans and their dependants are not refused or turned away for treatment.

Govt must constitute a parliamentary committee with military advisers to oversee transformational reforms

January 04, 2021 8:51 am

With the nation facing a “real and present” military threat from two adversaries, it is incumbent upon the GoI — notwithstanding the economic downturn — to find the means to bolster national security.

Race for strategic places, bases in Indian Ocean region: CDS Bipin Rawat

December 11, 2020 6:58 pm

In an address at an online conference, Gen Rawat said there has been a "race for strategic places and bases" in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) which is only going to gain momentum in times to come.

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.


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.