Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicGen Bipin Rawat

Topic: Gen Bipin Rawat

1st challenge for next CDS — Army, Navy, IAF oppose planned changes in retirement-pension rules

The forces fear the changes will lead to early retirement of talented individuals, retention of deadwood, and impact the forces negatively in the long run.

CDS Rawat’s crash shows why India needs independent team to probe aircraft accidents

2021 turned out to be one of the bloodiest years for India’s military aviation with 11 crashes resulting in 22 deaths.

Gen. Rawat’s chopper crash, Nagaland killings, farm protests: Page 1 news from Urdu press

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Covering CDS Gen Bipin Rawat’s death, TV news turned sober—in a long time

The reporting was so circumspect that only Republic TV and India TV were willing to go even so far as to reveal that CDS Rawat was in hospital, at around 3pm.

China lodges protest with India over CDS Gen Bipin Rawat’s comments on ‘security threat’

Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman said speculation on the ‘so-called Chinese military threat’ is a serious violation of the strategic guidance of the two countries and is dangerous.

Gen Bipin Rawat’s Russia, US visits show something is changing in India’s military diplomacy

India has openly pitched for exporting weapons to regions such as Africa, which has been traditionally dominated by China.

Gen Rawat’s ‘clash of civilisation’ row shows military should be seen but not heard in press

Media appearances of Gen Bipin Rawat, both as COAS and CDS, have left an avoidable trail of faux pas and opinions that have generated needless controversies.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg | Source: Flickr

Why Turkey’s rise in Russia-Ukraine war is a masterclass in balancing, hedging strategy

Maintaining close defence ties with Ukraine while engaging with Russia to achieve foreign policy goals shows Turkey's balancing act has lessons.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.