Chief Of Defence Staff
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

India  /  Published 01.01.20

Don't oppose any step by government to strengthen security: Congress on CDS

The Congress on Wednesday apparently distanced itself from the critical remarks of party leaders Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Manish Tewari on the appointment of General Bipin Rawat as the Chief of Defe...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.12.19

Rawat to be first Chief of Defence Staff

The outgoing army chief, General Bipin Rawat, was on Monday appointed Chief of Defence Staff, a decision that surprised few, particularly after the weekend amendment of the Army Rules 1954 to allow th...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 29.12.19

The general is too loud

Sound pollution is a hydra-headed spectre in the Indian context. There are, of course, the blaring horns of automobiles that add to the cacophony on the roads. Then, there are the loquacious leaders w...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 04.01.20

CDS and its key responsibilities

The author, a PVSM, AVSM and VSM, is Director, Strategic Studies Programme, Takshashila Institution, Bangalore, and former military adviser, National Security Council secretariat, New Delhi ...

India  /  Published 16.01.20

Rawat pitches for action against states sposoring terrorism

Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on Thursday pitched for strong global action against states sponsoring terrorism, saying there is a need to take the bull by its horns and strike at the root cau...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.01.20

New post to transform defence management

The government has finally taken the decision to transform the higher defence management by appointing a chief of defence staff. For his empowerment, it has taken the momentous step of creating the de...
By Gyan Bhushan

India  /  Published 01.01.20

Javadekar defends Gen. Rawat's appointment as CDS

Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday dubbed Congress as a 'confused party' for raising questions over the appointment of Gen Bipin Rawat as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and said any attem...
By PTI in New Delhi


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