Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicGeneral Bipin Rawat

Topic: General Bipin Rawat

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.

Military Service chiefs, CDS not only need to be apolitical but also be seen being so

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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.

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.

‘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.

Gen. Bipin Rawat is first CDS — in charge of jointness, defence diplomacy, reforms

As Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat will be heading the Department of Military Affairs in the defence ministry.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.