Chief of Defence Staff

Army ‘quick gun’ units slow on the draw

Formation of Integrated Battle Groups will take more time in the absence of a unified command chief like a CDS

published on : 4th May 2022

Theaterisation of Indian armed forces gets delayed

The differences between the three forces and the death of Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat in a helicopter crash in December last year have prolonged the theaterisation exercise.

published on : 23rd April 2022

Appointment of next CDS, NEET exam among issues raised by Rajya Sabha members

The delay in the appointment of CDS appears to show that the government has no succession plan or proper personal planning, RJD leader A D Singh said.

published on : 3rd February 2022

Maharashtra NGO to adopt CDS Gen Bipin Rawat's ancestral village

The Latur-based Dr. Harivanshrai Bachchan Prabodhan Pratishthan (HBPP) has been granted permission by the Pauri Garhwal district authorities to carry out development activities in Saina village.

published on : 24th December 2021

Army Chief General MM Naravane takes charge as Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee

The old practice entailed that the senior-most officer among the three services was taking over as the Chairman, CoSC.

published on : 15th December 2021

Retired officers can enter CDS race? Bipin Rawat's successor race to be expedited

Whether or not the talent pool to pick his successor would include retired officers is not clear, though the global trend is to promote a serving chief to the high office, a senior officer said. 

published on : 11th December 2021

General Bipin Rawat cremated with full military honours, daughters perform last rites

General Rawat, 63, his wife Madhulika Rawat, and 11 other defence personnel were killed when a Mi17V5 helicopter carrying them crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. 

published on : 10th December 2021

Farmers hold 'havan' at Ghazipur to pray for Gen Bipin Rawat, 12 others who died in chopper crash

A Mi-17V5 helicopter carrying Gen Rawat, his wife and 11 other defence personnel crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.

published on : 10th December 2021

Army officers from Nepal, Lanka, Bangladesh join funeral procession of CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, wife

General Rawat, his wife, and 11 other defence personnel were killed when an Mi17V5 helicopter carrying them crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on December 8.

published on : 10th December 2021

CDS Rawat Helicopter crash: Black box found; PM leads nation in homage

The mortal remains will be kept at the mortuary of the Army Base Hospital till the identities are established. 

published on : 10th December 2021

Chopper mishap: Black Box retrieved as IAF chief reaches spot; Rajnath to address Parliament shortly 

The black box would provide crucial data on the chain of events leading to the tragedy on the hills on Wednesday when CDS Bipin Rawat, the country's first CDS, his wife and 11 others were killed.

published on : 9th December 2021

RIP CDS General Bipin Rawat: Multi-faceted officer will be remembered also as a great thinker

The accident has shaken the Department of Defence Studies at Chaudhary Charan Singh University in Meerut, where  General Bipin Rawat completed his research on ‘Role of Media in Armed Forces’.

published on : 9th December 2021

Exercise begins to select General Bipin Rawat’s successor

The position of CDS, created on 31 December, 2019, is critical and is vested with a whole lot of powers influencing procurement and modernization, promotions, and postings.

published on : 9th December 2021

CDS chopper crash: Mi17V5, an advanced transport helicopter, serving IAF since 2012 

Manufactured by Russian Helicopters' subsidiary Kazan, the Mi17V5 has onboard weather radar, latest night vision devices and the PKV-8 autopilot system with a maximum take-off weight of 13,000 kg.

published on : 8th December 2021

Country's national security 'unpardonably compromised': Rahul Gandhi slams Centre for China strategy

The former Congress chief  cited a news report where the External Affairs Ministry and the Chief of Defence Staff had a different take on the China border issue.

published on : 12th November 2021
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