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  • Coronavirus 2nd wave: Indian armed forces recall retired medical staff to work at COVID-19 facilities Apr 27, 2021 08:46 AM IST

    Coronavirus 2nd wave: Indian armed forces recall retired medical staff to work at COVID-19 facilities

    Oxygen cylinders available with armed forces in various establishments will be released for hospitals, CDS Bipin Rawat said.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Govt creates new Department of Military Affairs, to be headed by CDS Dec 31, 2019 12:55 PM IST

    Govt creates new Department of Military Affairs, to be headed by CDS

    The new department will have under it works relating to the three forces -- Army, Navy and Air Force -- and procurement exclusive to the services, except capital acquisitions, according to prevalent rules and procedures, it said.

  • Govt has started on wrong foot on CDS appointment: Congress Dec 31, 2019 11:05 AM IST

    Govt has started on wrong foot on CDS appointment: Congress

    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's appointment as CDS will help catalyse greater India-US defence cooperation: Alice Wells Dec 31, 2019 10:19 AM IST

    General Bipin Rawat's appointment as CDS will help catalyse greater India-US defence cooperation: Alice Wells

    Gen Rawat was on Monday appointed to the post 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.

  • Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane to take charge as Army Chief on Dec 31 Dec 30, 2019 09:42 PM IST

    Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane to take charge as Army Chief on Dec 31

    Before taking charge as vice chief of the Army Staff in September, Lt Gen Naravane was heading the Eastern Command of the Army which takes care of India's nearly 4,000-km border with China.

  • General Bipin Rawat to be India’s first Chief of Defence Staff: Report Dec 30, 2019 03:26 PM IST

    General Bipin Rawat to be India’s first Chief of Defence Staff: Report

    CDS will be the single-point military adviser to the government, as suggested by the Kargil Review Committee in 1999

  • Army chief visits Jammu-based White Knight Corps, reviews security situation Mar 02, 2019 09:17 PM IST

    Army chief visits Jammu-based White Knight Corps, reviews security situation

    Over the past five days, there have been 51 violations of the ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistani forces in Rajouri and Poonch districts.

  • Governor's rule imposed in J-K; Army chief General Bipin Rawat says anti-terror operations will continue as earlier Jun 20, 2018 06:43 PM IST

    Governor's rule imposed in J-K; Army chief General Bipin Rawat says anti-terror operations will continue as earlier

    As Governor N N Vohra held multiple meetings in Srinagar during which security measures were discussed, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said the ongoing military operations in the Valley against terrorists would continue as earlier.

  • Time has not come for any rethink on AFSPA: Army Chief Jan 28, 2018 08:56 PM IST

    Time has not come for any rethink on AFSPA: Army Chief

    The act gives the security forces special rights and immunity in carrying out various operations in disturbed areas

  • Aggressive strategy has to be maintained on ceasefire violations: Bipin Rawat Jan 02, 2018 09:46 PM IST

    Aggressive strategy has to be maintained on ceasefire violations: Bipin Rawat

    He said this responding to a question on the Army's strategy to deal with repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • General Bipin Rawat's remarks contrary to views expressed by Xi, Modi: China Sep 07, 2017 02:50 PM IST

    General Bipin Rawat's remarks contrary to views expressed by Xi, Modi: China

    Rawat, while speaking at a seminar organised by the Centre for Land Warfare Studies in New Delhi, had said India should be prepared for a two-front war, insisting that China had started "flexing its muscles", while there seems to be no scope for reconciliation with Pakistan whose military and polity saw an adversary in India.

  • Women to be allowed in combat role in Army, says General Bipin Rawat Jun 04, 2017 06:39 PM IST

    Women to be allowed in combat role in Army, says General Bipin Rawat

    Currently women are allowed in a number of select areas including in medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering wings of the Army but combat roles are kept off limits for them due to operational concerns and logistical issues.

  • Prepared for a two-front war but want peace: Army chief Jan 02, 2017 07:26 PM IST

    Prepared for a two-front war but want peace: Army chief

    Army chief General Bipin Rawat today said his force is prepared for a two-front war involving Pakistan and China simultaneously but emphasised on the need to look at cooperation and not confrontation with Beijing

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