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Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, head of the Indian Air Force | Photo: ANI

IAF chief contradicts CDS Rawat, says plan is to buy 114 foreign fighters besides LCA Tejas

CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat had said IAF was planning to buy the indigenous LCA Tejas instead of 114 ‘Make in India’ foreign jets.
File photo of CDS General Bipin Rawat | PTI

Make short service lucrative, raise retirement age: CDS plan to reduce defence pensions

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat tells parliamentary panel that many steps are being actively considered for saving on the defence budget.

Has CDS Gen Bipin Rawat overstepped his brief by speaking on ‘de-radicalisation camps’?

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said that India has de-radicalisation camps for the young. He also said that 10-12 years old from Kashmir were being radicalised.
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Military Service chiefs, CDS not only need to be apolitical but also be seen being so

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Outgoing Army Chief Bipin Rawat hands over the baton to Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane, who took over as the 28th Chief of Army Staff | Indian Army

‘Quintessential Army man’ General Manoj Mukund Naravane takes over as chief

The elevation of Naravane and Rawat’s appointment as CDS mean that for the first time, India has two serving four-star Generals.
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Pakistan knows we’ll retaliate, they should remain in fear: Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Gen. Bipin Rawat talks about Pakistan, Kashmir, China, the new Chief of Defence Staff post and Army reorganisation.
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General Bipin Rawat says Indian Army following hard and soft approach in Kashmir

At annual press conference, Army chief General Bipin Rawat insists forces only “facilitator of peace” in Valley, says Kashmiris suffering due to violence from their own.   
Army chief Genral Bipin Singh Rawat at Parliament House | PTI

Indian Army chief wants to revolutionise the military — by cutting manpower

General Bipin Rawat bats for creation of integrated brigades, wants a leaner headquarter, considers calling up reservists.

TALK POINT: Should Indian military chiefs step out of their professional jurisdiction and talk about politics and diplomacy?

Eyebrows have been raised over Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat’s statements on Kashmir and Pakistan. While some are cheering him, others say that an Indian Army chief should not make provocative statements. Is the chatter of TV channels and digital India changing the culture of the military leadership? We ask experts about the pros and cons of having an outspoken military chief in a democratic India.

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Why music’s last best hope lies in live-streaming

Live performances have been one of the few ways for musicians to make money after cheap streaming services undermined sales of most recorded music. And then Covid shut that down.
Representational image of a deserted market during the 2019 shutdown in Srinagar, Kashmir | Photo: PTI

Internet shutdowns, pandemic have cost Kashmir Rs 40,000 cr, 5 lakh jobs, says industry head

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad said the 2G internet currently available in the region is not enough for many businesses.

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Representational image. A file photo of light Sprut-SDM1 tank in Moscow. | Photo: Commons

Russia offers India Sprut lightweight tanks amid stand-off with China

Russia's offer comes as China has deployed Type 15 light tanks while India has relied on the heavier battle tanks. Talks are on, but no immediate purchase is on the cards.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.