Chief of Defence Staff

'Will protect core values of Constitution', says Army Chief General Naravane

The Army functions within the ambit of Indian Constitution & core values enshrined in the Indian Constitution,  the Army chief said.

published on : 11th January 2020

Government appoints two joint secretaries, 38 other officials to assist CDS

Two joint secretaries, 13 deputy secretaries and 25 undersecretaries were appointed in the department of military affairs.

published on : 10th January 2020

Fear of coup prevented CDS appointment earlier: ex-Army chief Shankar Roy Chowdhury

General Bipin Rawat, who retired as the Army chief on December 31, has taken charge as India's first Chief of Defence Staff the next day.

published on : 8th January 2020

CDS Bipin Rawat focuses on preparing roadmap for creation of an air defence command

Rawat held a meeting with important functionaries of Integrated Defence Staff and directed heads of various wings to come up with recommendations to bring in inter-service synergy and jointness.

published on : 2nd January 2020

1+1+1 combine’ should add up to 7: Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat

The focus would be on ensuring best and optimal use of resources allocated to the three services, he said after receiving a Guard of Honour by the three services.

published on : 2nd January 2020

Prakash Javadekar dubs Congress a 'confused' party for raising questions over appointment of CDS

The Congress on Tuesday raised several questions over the appointment of General Bipin Rawat as the CDS, saying the government has started on a wrong foot on the issue.

published on : 1st January 2020

Sri Lanka army chief Shavendra Silva appointed as acting Chief of Defence Staff

Shavendra Silva's 58th division has been accused of violating international human rights laws, including shelling a hospital. 

published on : 1st January 2020

PM Modi says creation of the Department of Military Affairs, CDS post 'momentous reforms'

The "institution"of CDS carries tremendous responsibility of modernising the country's military forces, and reflecting the "hopes and aspirations" of 1.3 billion Indians, Modi said.

published on : 1st January 2020

Swords, eagle, anchor: Gen Bipin Rawat to don new uniform as CDS

The national flower, lotus, is also a part of the uniform of the principal military advisor of the country.

published on : 31st December 2019

Government creates new Department of Military Affairs, to be headed by CDS Bipin Rawat

The new department will have under it works relating to the three forces -- Army, Navy and Air Force.

published on : 31st December 2019

General Manoj Mukund Naravane takes charge as new Army chief

Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane has commanded a Rashtriya Rifles battalion in Jammu and Kashmir and an infantry brigade on the eastern front.

published on : 31st December 2019

Manish Tewari questions appointment of Gen Bipin Rawat as Chief of Defence Staff

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

published on : 31st December 2019

Army better prepared to take on enemies, says CDS General Bipin Rawat

After a farewell Guard of Honour, Gen Rawat also hoped that the Army will rise to greater heights under the new chief Lt Gen M M Naravane.

published on : 31st December 2019

General Rawat's appointment as CDS a matter of pride and honour for Uttarakhand: CM

Congratulating General Rawat on his appointment to the post, the chief minister said it is a matter of pride and honour for Uttarakhand.

published on : 30th December 2019

It's official: General Bipin Rawat appointed Chief of Defence Staff, to take charge on Tuesday

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

published on : 30th December 2019
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