Bipin Rawat

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Defense secretary tests coronavirus positive, part of South Block sealed

04 Jun 2020

Defense secretary tests coronavirus positive, part of South Block sealed

Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar tested positive for coronavirus and is quarantining at his home, reports said. The 1985-batch IAS officer is the first top bureaucrat to have contracted COVID-19.

Indo-China tensions: Modi not in 'good mood', claims Trump

29 May 2020

Indo-China tensions: Modi not in 'good mood', claims Trump

For the second time in two days, United States President Donald Trump mentioned the ongoing border tensions between India and China, going as far as saying that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unhappy with the country's neighbor.

Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

27 May 2020

Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

United States President Donald Trump said he was willing to mediate between India and China to resolve their border dispute, a development not many on both sides of the border anticipated.

All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC

27 May 2020

All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC

For days now, the Line of Actual Control (LAC), has been brimming with tensions, with several violent clashes happening between Chinese and Indian forces.

Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'

03 May 2020

Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'

As a token of appreciation to the frontline warriors in the fight against COVID-19, the Indian Armed Forces began a flypast Sunday morning.

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.

Republic Day 2020: PM Modi pays tribute at War Memorial

26 Jan 2020

Republic Day 2020: PM Modi pays tribute at War Memorial

As the celebrations for India's 71st Republic Day kick-off, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the fallen Indian soldiers at the National War Memorial.

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.

After Article 370's abrogation, peace returning to J&K: Army Chief

04 Jan 2020

After Article 370's abrogation, peace returning to J&K: Army Chief

New Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Friday that peace is returning to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, months after the contentious Article 370 was rescinded by the Centre, led by BJP.

What are the responsibilities of India's Chief of Defence Staff?

03 Jan 2020

What are the responsibilities of India's Chief of Defence Staff?

On Monday, General Bipin Rawat stepped into the role of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

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.

First CDS Bipin Rawat speaks on new role, his strategy

31 Dec 2019

First CDS Bipin Rawat speaks on new role, his strategy

The 27th Chief of Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat, is all set to take office as India's first Chief of Defense Staff, and quite naturally the expectations from him are high.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cottrell shares a video of Dhoni, terms him inspirational

29 Jul 2019

Cottrell shares a video of Dhoni, terms him inspirational

After India suffered a pre-mature exit from the ICC World Cup 2019, several critics thought legend MS Dhoni would announce his retirement.

Terror camps in PoK shut down fearing retaliation from India

10 Jun 2019

Terror camps in PoK shut down fearing retaliation from India

In the past few months, Pakistan has shut down terror camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) near the LoC, fearing retaliation from India after the Indian Air Force's Balakot airstrike.

Only seven people, including Modi, knew about IAF's operation

27 Feb 2019

Only seven people, including Modi, knew about IAF's operation

On February 26, 12 Mirage-2000 jets breached Pakistan's airspace in Balakot, dropped explosives on Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest camp and returned unharmed.

Delhi: Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate National War Memorial tomorrow

24 Feb 2019

Delhi: Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate National War Memorial tomorrow

PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the National War Memorial near India Gate tomorrow.

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.

#PulwamaTerrorAttack: PM Modi pays tributes to martyred CRPF personnel

15 Feb 2019

#PulwamaTerrorAttack: PM Modi pays tributes to martyred CRPF personnel

The mortal remains of 40 CRPF personnel who lost their lives in a deadly terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday have been flown to Delhi.

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.

#DefenseDiaries: PM Modi hails troops on 71st Army Day

15 Jan 2019

#DefenseDiaries: PM Modi hails troops on 71st Army Day

Indian Army stands for various things: the top-most being their professionalism, bravery and selfless service. They protect our restive borders, safeguard internal law-and-order and save lives during natural calamities/disasters. Their training and discipline are obviously legendary.

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.

Indian Army chief says Taliban analogy doesn't apply to J&K

10 Jan 2019

Indian Army chief says Taliban analogy doesn't apply to J&K

On Thursday, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat said that India should join the "bandwagon" if other countries were willing to initiate talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan, but the same analogy could not be applied to Jammu and Kashmir.

Difficult to assign frontline combat-roles to women officers: Gen Rawat

16 Dec 2018

Difficult to assign frontline combat-roles to women officers: Gen Rawat

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat yesterday said there are women officers engaged in exercises like mining and de-mining operations and also manning the air defense system, but cited difficulties in assigning them frontline combat role.

Entire world knows Pakistan link to 26/11: Army General Rawat

09 Dec 2018

Entire world knows Pakistan link to 26/11: Army General Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat yesterday said the international community knew about the role of Pakistani terrorists in Mumbai terror attack, 26/11 and that India didn't want anyone's acknowledgment about it.

Turn secular, stop being Islamic-state: Indian Army chief to Pakistan

30 Nov 2018

Turn secular, stop being Islamic-state: Indian Army chief to Pakistan

Venturing into uncharted waters, Army chief General Bipin Rawat today said Pakistan should turn into a secular state from an Islamic nation.

Army looking into reports of snipers entering Kashmir Valley: Rawat

29 Oct 2018

Army looking into reports of snipers entering Kashmir Valley: Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said today that the Army was looking into reports of snipers entering the Kashmir Valley to target defense personnel and that the pattern of the attacks is being studied.

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.