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  • India-China border clashes: How the post of CDS has impacted the chain of command in Indian military Sep 08, 2020 03:24 PM IST

    India-China border clashes: How the post of CDS has impacted the chain of command in Indian military

    A look at how the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff — a long-pending reform — has come to bear on decision-making and strategy in the armed forces.

  • Appointment of CDS momentous, historic for India: Amit Shah Jan 01, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    Appointment of CDS momentous, historic for India: Amit Shah

    General Bipin Rawat was on Monday appointed India's first Chief of Defence Staff with a mandate to bring in convergence in functioning of the Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force and bolster the country's military prowess. He took charge as CDS on Wednesday.

  • General Bipin Rawat: From Gorkha Rifles to India's first Chief of Defence Staff Dec 31, 2019 04:17 PM IST

    General Bipin Rawat: From Gorkha Rifles to India's first Chief of Defence Staff

    Before becoming the Army Chief, Gen Rawat handled various operational responsibilities in many areas, including along the LoC with Pakistan, the LAC with China and in the Northeast

  • Defence | A Chief of Defence Staff will not address the armed forces’ problems Aug 16, 2019 12:11 PM IST

    Defence | A Chief of Defence Staff will not address the armed forces’ problems

    A two-decade-old bureaucratic reform cannot solve a deep human problem the Indian military is facing.

  • CDS is PM’s ‘yes’ to hybrid warfare, theatre commands, military reforms Aug 15, 2019 01:58 PM IST

    CDS is PM’s ‘yes’ to hybrid warfare, theatre commands, military reforms

    The CDS will take charge of the military’s modernisation, ‘jointness’ and ‘integration’ effort, essential in today’s world of hybrid warfare or wars where the lines blur between war, politics, diplomacy and legalities

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