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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.
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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.
Indian military (representational Image) | Commons

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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On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.