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Bipin Rawat wants to cut pension cost, increase retirement age

10 Feb 2020

Bipin Rawat wants to cut pension cost, increase retirement age

India's first Chief of Defense Staff, Bipin Rawat, wants to decrease the burden that the pension of retired army officers puts on the exchequer and has suggested increasing retirement age for the same.

Indian Army Day: Why is it celebrated and other details

15 Jan 2020

Indian Army Day: Why is it celebrated and other details

India celebrates its 72nd Army Day today. Every year, the Army Day is celebrated across India on January 15 as a way to honor the country's forces.

Our allegiance is to the Constitution, says Army Chief Naravane

12 Jan 2020

Our allegiance is to the Constitution, says Army Chief Naravane

Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Saturday that the force's allegiance is to the Constitution of India and its core values of justice, equality and fraternity, enshrined in the Preamble.

New Army Chief says India-China border needs more attention

01 Jan 2020

New Army Chief says India-China border needs more attention

A day after taking over as the 28th Chief of the Indian Army, General Manoj Mukund Naravane said that India needs to pay more attention to the China front and enhance capabilities along the Northern border.

General Manoj Mukund Naravane takes charge as 28th Army Chief

31 Dec 2019

General Manoj Mukund Naravane takes charge as 28th Army Chief

On Tuesday, General Manoj Mukund Naravane took charge as the 28th Chief of the Indian Army, succeeding General Bipin Rawat, who has been appointed as the first Chief of Defense Staff.

Bipin Rawat named India's first Chief of Defense Staff: Reports

30 Dec 2019

Bipin Rawat named India's first Chief of Defense Staff: Reports

General Bipin Rawat, who will retire as Army Chief on December 31 (tomorrow), was on Monday announced as the first Chief of Defense Staff, according to India Today.

Army Chief's comments on anti-CAA protests spark controversy

26 Dec 2019

Army Chief's comments on anti-CAA protests spark controversy

With the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) being the raging topic, Army Chief Bipin Rawat also gave his opinion on it, only to invite criticism for taking sides despite holding an apolitical position.

First Chief of Defence Staff to be announced next month

19 Nov 2019

First Chief of Defence Staff to be announced next month

By next month, India could be looking at its first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), a single-point military adviser to the government.

Will Bipin Rawat be India's first Chief of Defense Staff?

15 Aug 2019

Will Bipin Rawat be India's first Chief of Defense Staff?

From the rampart of Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on India's 73rd Independence Day that the nation will soon get a Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) for better coordination between all three legs of forces- Army, Air Force, and Navy.

Well-educated, privileged: What we know about Sri Lanka attacks' terrorists

24 Apr 2019

Well-educated, privileged: What we know about Sri Lanka attacks' terrorists

On Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka was hit by a dastardly terror attack wherein eight bombs went off in various areas in and around the capital Colombo. The death toll has surged to 359 and over 500 are injured.

Late Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw's 105th birth anniversary

03 Apr 2019

Late Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw's 105th birth anniversary

On this day Sam Manekshaw, the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the five star rank of field marshal, would have turned 105.

#SemiFinals2019: Looking back at leaders' gaffes during Karnataka campaign

15 May 2018

#SemiFinals2019: Looking back at leaders' gaffes during Karnataka campaign

Before Karnataka went to vote on May 12, the state was home to political heavyweights like Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, and Rahul Gandhi. Even Sonia Gandhi came to Karnataka streets to connect with citizens, for the first time after two years.

Army Chief: Ramping-up heat on Pakistan might end cross-border terrorism

14 Jan 2018

Army Chief: Ramping-up heat on Pakistan might end cross-border terrorism

Indian Army chief General, Bipin Rawat said that there was scope to ramp up military offensive in Jammu & Kashmir to pile heat on Pakistan and stop cross-border terrorism.

Army Chief should 'concentrate on his job' says J&K minister

13 Jan 2018

Army Chief should 'concentrate on his job' says J&K minister

Responding to Army Chief Bipin Rawat's remarks on Jammu and Kashmir's education system, the state Minister Altaf Bukhari said that the "well-decorated officer" should concentrate on his job and not give sermons on education which is not his domain.

Kulbhushan Jadhav's mercy plea rests with Pak's Army Chief

17 Jul 2017

Kulbhushan Jadhav's mercy plea rests with Pak's Army Chief

Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav's appeal for mercy petition is being reviewed by the chief of Pakistan army General Qamar Javed Bajwa, said reports.

Indian Army ready to face Pakistan and China: Army Chief

08 Jun 2017

Indian Army ready to face Pakistan and China: Army Chief

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat referred to the human shield controversy, saying it's not a norm, but officers can decide strategy depending on the situation.

Soon women will join men in combat: Army Chief

04 Jun 2017

Soon women will join men in combat: Army Chief

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat in his historic announcement said that the Indian Army was planning to open combat positions for women.

Kulbhushan Jadhav case- India, Pakistan to face-off at ICJ

15 May 2017

Kulbhushan Jadhav case- India, Pakistan to face-off at ICJ

On 15th May, India and Pakistan will commence their legal battle over Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Sharif, Army Chief discuss ICJ verdict on Jadhav

11 May 2017

Sharif, Army Chief discuss ICJ verdict on Jadhav

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and the country's army chief began discussing the options to move forward after the International Court of Justice's verdict on staying the Kulbhushan Jadhav's hanging.

Tri-services chief likely soon for India

22 Jan 2017

Tri-services chief likely soon for India

Discussions for the appointment of a tri-services chief were underway at the Combined Commanders' Conference held at the Indian Military Academy at Dehradun.

SB Deo now vice-chief of Air Staff

03 Jan 2017

SB Deo now vice-chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal SB Deo on Monday took over from Air Marshal BS Dhanoa as vice-chief of Air Staff.

Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi to lead Eastern Command

01 Jan 2017

Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi to lead Eastern Command

Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi stated that he would continue leading the Army's Eastern Command with "full professional sincerity" and had no intention of resigning.

Bipin Rawat, Birender Dhanoa appointed as Army and AirForce chief

31 Dec 2016

Bipin Rawat, Birender Dhanoa appointed as Army and AirForce chief

Lt General Bipin Rawat was appointed the 26th Army Chief of India replacing General Dalbir Singh Suhag.

Navy Chief new Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee

30 Dec 2016

Navy Chief new Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee

Navy Chief Sunil Lanba took over as the new Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) from out going IAF Chief Arup Raha; the government is currently working on a new post for inter-services co-operation like a permanent CoSC Chairman or a Chief of Defence Staff.

PM Modi, Parrikar to discuss Chief of Defence Staff appointment

26 Dec 2016

PM Modi, Parrikar to discuss Chief of Defence Staff appointment

Major military reforms are around the corner as Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in early January to discuss the mandate of the proposed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

Lieutenant General Rawat's efficiency in the Congo

19 Dec 2016

Lieutenant General Rawat's efficiency in the Congo

In August 2008, Lt. General Bipin Rawat was sent to the Congo to command the Indian Army's deployment.

Government announces new army, air force, security chief

18 Dec 2016

Government announces new army, air force, security chief

The government announced the names of the new air force and army chief, while also listing the new heads for India's security agencies.

Army's crackdown on obesity menace

03 Sep 2016

Army's crackdown on obesity menace

According to an internal note circulated by the Army headquarters on August 8, overweight personnel will no longer be considered for foreign postings and career courses.