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Military maintaining social distancing, need to be safe to help others, says CDS Bipin Rawat

CDS Bipin Rawat also advised Indians against getting impatient during the lockdown, saying patience was need of the hour.
File photo of CDS General Bipin Rawat | PTI

India’s joint military theatre command process to finish in 3 years, says CDS Bipin Rawat

CDS General Bipin Rawat also said a number of theatre commands, beginning with a joint tri-services Air Defence Command, will also come up.
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

New Army chief Naravane must mend ties with veterans & stop politicisation of forces

Like Gen Rawat, new Army chief Gen Naravane also bats on a straight wicket. But there are a lot of fractures he must mend first.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Creation of CDS post, department of military affairs momentous reforms for India, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi expressed his faith in General Bipin Rawat, who took charge as India's first Chief of Defence Staff, and said the post will help in facing challenges of modern warfare.
File photo of Army chief General Bipin Rawat | PTI

Armed forces stay away from politics, work as per govt directives, says Gen Rawat

The Congress Tuesday raised several doubts over the appointment of Gen Rawat as CDS. Last week, Rawat courted controversy for his comments on the CAA protests.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat | PTI

Army chief General Rawat says armed forces have respect for human rights, laws

A day after he criticised those leading the CAA protests in UP, Gen Bipin Rawat said the Army ensures protection of human rights of both its own citizens and adversaries.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat | PTI

People leading crowds carrying out arson during protests not true leaders: Army chief Rawat

Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat was critical of the violent protests occurring across the country and said those leading people in "inappropriate directions" were not true leaders.
Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat

General Bipin Rawat says non-contact warfare will help Army gain advantage over adversary

Army chief Gen Rawat asserted the Army has to remain at the forefront of technological embrace, and said quantum tech, cyberspace and AI needs to be leveraged.
File image of Gen. Bipin Rawat | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

General Rawat is front-runner for CDS but all he talks about is cosmetic changes in military

A ‘toothless’ Chief of Defence Staff observing the niceties of ‘first among equals’ can achieve little on the ground.

GD Bakshi a war hero or not? What Vistara & others need to know of Indian military awards

The G.D. Bakshi-Vistara controversy last week led to a lot of confusion over who exactly qualifies as a war hero. ThePrint explains.

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India pioneered TV education, but smartphone classes during Covid let down its poor students

Trauma faced by students for being able to afford smartphones and laptops for online classes could have been avoided if the govt implemented the DTH scheme.
HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh | Photo: Flickr

Indian economy will be booming by next August, worst behind us — HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh

At ThePrint's Off the Cuff, HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh said govt should reduce stakes in state-owned banks to 51% and pursue aggressive asset monetisation & privatisation.

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Representational image of the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, which borders on China | Photo: Commons

Himachal’s plan to counter China — train personnel in Chinese, residents in guerrilla warfare

Plan with 12 ‘high points’, drawn up by Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu at the behest of Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, sent to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for action.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.