Army Chief Bipin Rawat

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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.

India to get first Chief of Defense Staff: Details here

24 Dec 2019

India to get first Chief of Defense Staff: Details here

In what qualifies as a historic move, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Tuesday approved the position of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement in his Independence Day speech.

JeM's launch pads destroyed, 18 terrorists killed by Indian Army

23 Oct 2019

JeM's launch pads destroyed, 18 terrorists killed by Indian Army

The Indian Army has managed to inflict serious damage on terrorists, who enjoy the support of Pakistani forces.

Someone is trying to disrupt peace in J&K: Army Chief

21 Oct 2019

Someone is trying to disrupt peace in J&K: Army Chief

The condition in Jammu and Kashmir has been headlining news for quite some time now. Though the government claims there's no clampdown in the border state, things are far from normal.

Jaish terrorists in Delhi, airports in North India on alert

03 Oct 2019

Jaish terrorists in Delhi, airports in North India on alert

In an alarming piece of news, four Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists have reportedly entered Delhi to carry out a terror attack. A red alert was sounded late on Wednesday after security agencies received this information.

Pakistan's running out of time, could be blacklisted by FATF

23 Sep 2019

Pakistan's running out of time, could be blacklisted by FATF

It seems time is not in Pakistan's favor and the country could soon land in its worst-ever crisis. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global watchdog of terror financing, might downgrade Pakistan from its greylist and put it on the blacklist.

Jaish camp in Balakot, bombed by IAF, is functioning again

23 Sep 2019

Jaish camp in Balakot, bombed by IAF, is functioning again

The camp of terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pakistan's Balakot, which was bombed by Indian Air Force jets in February, has started functioning again, Army Chief Bipin Rawat announced on Monday.

Pakistan secretly releases Masood Azhar; deploys troops along Indo-Pak border

09 Sep 2019

Pakistan secretly releases Masood Azhar; deploys troops along Indo-Pak border

Despite being isolated on the global stage and failing to get support in its rant against India after New Delhi rescinded Article 370, Pakistan is continuing with its notorious actions.

Be prepared: Army Chief Bipin Rawat tells troops at LoC

31 Aug 2019

Be prepared: Army Chief Bipin Rawat tells troops at LoC

Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, Army Chief Bipin Rawat paid a visit to LoC to review "preparedness" and asked troops to be ready for any contingency.

J&K: High schools to reopen in some areas today

28 Aug 2019

J&K: High schools to reopen in some areas today

On Wednesday, high schools will reopen in certain areas in Jammu and Kashmir, where restrictions have been eased, officials said. Earlier, primary schools in the border state were reopened.

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.

Aero India 2019: Army chief flies in Made-In-India Tejas jet

21 Feb 2019

Aero India 2019: Army chief flies in Made-In-India Tejas jet

In a first, Army Chief Bipin Rawat flew in Light Combat Aircraft Tejas on Thursday at the ongoing Aero Space 2019 in Bengaluru.

Army questions three jawans in connection to soldier Aurangzeb's death

06 Feb 2019

Army questions three jawans in connection to soldier Aurangzeb's death

The Indian Army has detained three jawans and is questioning them over their alleged role in soldier Aurangzeb's death, multiple reports claimed.

Army won't decriminalize gay sex, says Bipin Rawat

10 Jan 2019

Army won't decriminalize gay sex, says Bipin Rawat

Addressing his annual press conference in New Delhi, Army Chief Bipin Rawat on Thursday said the army won't decriminalize gay sex in the army.

Something big has happened: Rajnath Singh hints at another 'surgical-strike'

29 Sep 2018

Something big has happened: Rajnath Singh hints at another 'surgical-strike'

Just as the government is pushing to celebrate the second anniversary of surgical strikes, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has hinted 'something big happened' across the border.

Court finds Major Gogoi, who met woman in Srinagar-hotel, guilty

27 Aug 2018

Court finds Major Gogoi, who met woman in Srinagar-hotel, guilty

The court of inquiry has ordered disciplinary action against Major Leetul Gogoi. He was found guilty for fraternizing with a local woman, despite instructions against it.

Indian defense procurement system is a mess: Report

10 May 2018

Indian defense procurement system is a mess: Report

Latest defense ministry report has ridiculed the Indian weapons-buying system for being inflicted with "multiple decision-heads, duplication of processes.....delayed execution, no real-time monitoring, no project-based approach and a tendency to fault-find rather than to facilitate."

Army Chief's comments about Assamese party condemned as political

22 Feb 2018

Army Chief's comments about Assamese party condemned as political

Army Chief Bipin Rawat finds himself in the midst of a controversy after he spoke of how a political party in the Northeast was rising on the back of Muslim support.

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.

Expect more situations like Doklam: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

27 Aug 2017

Expect more situations like Doklam: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

Speaking to students at the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat stated that Doklam stand-off is a result of China attempting to change status quo.

Army Chief Bipin Rawat defends human shield idea

28 May 2017

Army Chief Bipin Rawat defends human shield idea

Army Chief Bipin Rawat, in an attempt to instil confidence in his men, defended the actions of Major Leetul Gogoi who had used an alleged stone-pelting youth as a human shield for the army's operation.

BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur dismissed after video on poor food

19 Apr 2017

BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur dismissed after video on poor food

BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who shared a video alleging poor food quality in his regiment in Jammu, was dismissed from service for making false accusations against superiors.

Paramilitary: Nutritionists, monthly meetings to address food quality issues

13 Apr 2017

Paramilitary: Nutritionists, monthly meetings to address food quality issues

After a video emerged of a BSF trooper complaining about sub-quality food for jawans, the government informed parliament that paramilitary forces are now having monthly mess meetings to review food quality.

J&K DGP: Youth should avoid encounter sites

31 Mar 2017

J&K DGP: Youth should avoid encounter sites

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid stated that youth should not come to encounter sites and protest. He made the statement in light of the recent death of 3 civilians who were pelting stones at security forces at an encounter site in Budgam district.

Stone-pelters turn deaf ear to Army's warning

06 Mar 2017

Stone-pelters turn deaf ear to Army's warning

Sources stated that stone-pelting civilians in Kashmir have turned a deaf ear to the army's warnings of "tough action" and "relentless operations, with harsher measures."

Kashmir: New army policy to counter stone-pelters

21 Feb 2017

Kashmir: New army policy to counter stone-pelters

A review committee has recommended changes in the army's operating policy in Kashmir, to adapt to the menace of stone pelting civilians.

Youth come to militants' aid in Kashmir

19 Feb 2017

Youth come to militants' aid in Kashmir

Despite a stern warning by Army Chief Bipin Rawat, several youth pelted stones at security forces while they were conducting search operations for militants in Pulwama district.

Display ISIS, Pakistan flag, be considered anti-national: Army chief

16 Feb 2017

Display ISIS, Pakistan flag, be considered anti-national: Army chief

While paying tribute to the martyred soldiers in Delhi, Army Chief Bipin Rawat came out strongly against those backing insurgents during counter-insurgency operations.

Army chief: Taking to social media may invite punishment

16 Jan 2017

Army chief: Taking to social media may invite punishment

Army Chief Bipin Rawat stated that soldiers taking to social media to complain about conditions could be punished as it affects the morale of the whole army.

Officers selling rations for profit near BSF J&K's camp: Reports

11 Jan 2017

Officers selling rations for profit near BSF J&K's camp: Reports

Allegations on social media against the paramilitary continued with jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav of the BSF's 29th batallion stating that officers sold rations to shopkeepers in the nearby areas; at lower than market prices to make profits.