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India will purchase 110 new fighter jets in staggered manner, says CDS Gen Bipin Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, who is mandated with prioritising capital procurement, says India will likely buy more submarines for the Navy too.
Newly-appointed CDS General Bipin Rawat

Western & Eastern naval commands to merge into Peninsular Command, says CDS Gen Bipin Rawat

Theatre commands, which will include personnel from the Army, Navy and Air Force, will be rolled out by 2022, said General Bipin Rawat.
File photo of CDS General Bipin Rawat | PTI

Bipin Rawat headed-DMA will give preference to domain experts like DRDO and ISRO

The Gen Rawat-headed Department of Military Affairs is currently operating with an interim structure as govt is yet to accord final sanction.
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Rawat push not enough. Military & bureaucracy must set aside rivalry for defence university

The idea of a national defence university, which India has been waiting to see for over 50 years now, was first mooted by the Chief of Staff Committee in 1967.
The Ministry of Defence at South Block in New Delhi | Commons

CDS wants appointment of military officers as joint secretary in defence ministry

The DMA is a new department in addition to the four existing verticals in the ministry — the departments of defence, defence research, defence production and development and ex-service welfare.
CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Growing defence pensions a problem. But CDS Rawat’s retirement age proposal not the solution

There are no short-term solutions for increasing defence pensions. It is a political challenge that the National Security Council must holistically examine.

CDS Bipin Rawat on military retirement age at 58: Is greying army a good or dangerous idea?

CDS Bipin Rawat said Tuesday that the retiring age of armed forces personnel, those below the rank of officers, should be extended to 58, from the current 37-38.
CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Retirement age of military personnel should be raised to 58, says CDS Bipin Rawat

Bipin Rawat said those below officers’ rank in the military are sent home at the age of 37-38 and they are forced to look for a job, which may not be dignified for them.

Bipin Rawat’s new solution to ‘freeze’ terrorism & Amit Shah’s checkmate to Nitish Kumar

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Job interviews to sexist colleagues’ comments: Offices judge me by my tattoos, not work

The questions on my tattoos haunted me to the point that I stopped dressing for myself when I went to work, and started wearing clothes that hid them.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Will the spectacle of Trump visit without a trade deal boost India-US ties?

Five days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, he has said that “the big (trade) deal” is being saved for “later”.

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PM Modi with US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump visit set to further consolidate US-India collaboration in Indo-Pacific

During Donald Trump’s visit next week, both the US and India could issue a joint declaration to lay down roadmap for larger cooperation in Indo-Pacific region.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.