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Chief Of Defence Staff
India  /  Published 14.06.22

Selection of CDS underway: Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the appointment of the new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) will be made soon and that the process for it is underway. The post of CDS has been lying vacant...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.06.22

CDS new rules widen pool

Officers with the second-highest rank in the military can be appointed the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) under new rules,  leaving the door ajar for the three service chiefs to be superseded while...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.06.22

Govt widens pool to select next CDS

Any serving or retired Lt General, Air Marshal and Vice Admiral under the age of 62 years will be eligible for the post of Chief of Defence Staff, according to notifications brought out by the governm...
By Our bureau and PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.04.22

New Army chief takes charge

Gen Manoj Pande took charge as the 29th Chief of the Army Staff on Saturday after incumbent Gen MM Naravane retired from service. Gen Pande, who was serving as the vice chief, became the first office...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.02.22

Theaterisation drive slowed down: Official

The process for the creation of the proposed theatre commands of the armed forces is getting delayed as the Centre is yet to appoint a new chief of defence staff (CDS), sources in the defence ministry...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

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India  /  Published 13.12.21

Wait for choice of new defence chief

Depending on what route the Narendra Modi government picks, the naming of a successor to Gen. Bipin Rawat as Chief of Defence Staff could be simple and swift or get complicated in ways that are tough ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.12.21

Govt to appoint next CDS soon

The government is set to begin the process soon to appoint the next Chief of Defence Staff with Army Chief Gen MM Naravane emerging as the front-runner for the top post that fell vacant following the ...
By Manash Pratim Bhuyan in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.08.20

Rawat's ‘military actions’ riddle

Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat has appeared to suggest that India is “prepared for military actions” if the talks with China yield no results, triggering a debate whether this is a ser...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 24.08.19

The Chief of Defence Staff challenge

Prime Minister Modi’s Independence Day announcement that he’s planning to establish the post of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) should hopefully serve as a catalyst for developing a more effectiv...
By Prakash Menon

India  /  Published 01.01.20

We stay away from politics: General Rawat

Newly-appointed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said the armed forces stay far away from politics and work as per the directives of the government in power, remarks that ...
By PTI in New Delhi


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