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Rajnath Singh holds delegation level talks with his Indonesian counterpart in Delhi
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Rajnath Singh chairs security review meeting in Srinagar
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Rajnath Singh witnesses para dropping exercise of Indian Armed Forces in Leh's Stakna
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Rajnath Singh arrives in Leh
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PM Modi makes surprise visit to Ladakh amid border tension with China
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Rajnath Singh to meet CDS General Bipin Rawat, three service chiefs to discuss India-China border disputeThe meeting will also focus on the overall security situation of the country.
Comments on medical facility in Leh ‘malicious’, says ArmyThe Army has rejected as “malicious and unsubstantiated” the allegations by “some quarters” on social media and elsewhere about PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the military hospital at Leh being..
India-China faceoff: CDS General Bipin Rawat to reach Leh today: SourcesGeneral Rawat's visit holds importance since it comes in the wake of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Ladakh being rescheduled.
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Rajnath Singh holds meeting with CDS Bipin Rawat, 3 service chiefsThe meeting comes a day after it was confirmed that 20 Indian Army personnel were killed in a violent clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan valley area in Eastern Ladakh on Monday.
Defence minister holds back-to-back meetings with military brass over Ladakh situationThe first meeting Singh held was attended by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and the three service chiefs, and it carried out a comprehensive review of..
Rajnath Singh meets Jaishankar, CDS Bipin Rawat, service chiefs over developments in Galwan Valley, LadakhDefence minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting with chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, the three service chiefs and external affairs minister (EAM) S Jaishankar over the recent..
CDS briefs Rajnath Singh on stand-off situation in LadakhDuring the meeting, a plan is being drawn out to deal with issues that continue to be a cause of concern for India. The meeting went on for over an hour where General Bipin Rawat briefed Singh about..
India's top military brass meets PM Modi amid escalating border tension with ChinaIn the midst of escalating border tension between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a meeting with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Chief of..
CDS Gen Bipin Rawat to donate Rs 50,000 every month for one year to PM CaresGeneral Rawat has already been contributing since April and will continue it till March next year.
India seeks local warplanes as overseas purchase plan stallsThe IAF is finalizing plans to induct indigenously made Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas to boost the capability of its aging combat aircraft fleet, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat said in an interview..
Coronavirus in India LIVE: Union GoM meeting on COVID-19 underway at Health Ministry; CDS Bipin Rawat presentMaharashtra continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus spread in the country
Forces must shun imports, go for ‘Make In India’, says Gen Bipin RawatThe armed forces have to get rid of their dependence on exorbitant foreign weapon systems & ensure that ‘Make in India’ does not remain a slogan, General Bipin Rawat told TOI in an exclusive..
Armed forces to salute COVID-19 warriors across India on May 3On Friday, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat announced that the armed forces will show solidarity to the corona warriors on May 3.
Not proper to conclude that coronavirus result of biological warfare: CDSChief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat on Friday said it was not proper to conclude that the coronavirus is the result of a biological warfare and there was a need to wait for finding the answer about..
Armed forces to conduct fly-pasts, shower petals on hospitals in gratitude to corona warriorsThe armed forces will express their gratitude to all "corona warriors" by conducting fly-pasts, showering petals on hospitals treating Covid-19 patients and illuminating naval vessels, Chief of Defence..
Special drills, flypast by forces on May 3 to express gratitude towards coronawarriors: CDS Bipin RawatRawat said that the Air Force will conduct a flypast from Srinagar to Trivandrum & another one starting from Dibrugarh in Assam to Kutch in Gujarat. which will include both transport & fighter..
CDS Gen Bipin Rawat says armed forces operating beyond mandate to handle COVID-19 crisisHe said that the medical directions are being regularly issued by the Director-General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) and that all meetings and conferences are taking place through video..
Armed Forces must remain safe from virus to support people and government: Gen Bipin RawatChief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat on Sunday said the armed forces' personnel understand that they will have to remain uninfected by the virus to be able to support people and government..
COVID-19: Rajnath Singh holds review meeting to check preparednessDefence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday chaired a review meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force and senior officials on the preparedness for..
Indian Army HQ closed amid coronavirus scareThe office of Department of Military Affairs was also closed on Wednesday. Talking about COVID-19, the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said the country is at a juncture where the armed..
PM Modi chairs meeting of various ministries to review situation on novel coronavirus as confirmed cases rise to 34Dr Harsh Vardhan, S Jaishankar, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba and CDS General Bipin Rawat were among those who attended the meeting.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited back on Rafale Radar, talks on for making jets in IndiaFrench aircraft manufacturer Dassault and state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited have worked most recently on $2.1 b deal to upgrade IAF’s Mirage 2000 fleet. General Rawat has spoken of staggered..
Came to know of Navy's P-8I aircraft's capabilities during Doklam episode: CDS General Bipin Rawat
Approval for third aircraft carrier may not come soon, indicates Gen Bipin Rawat
India deployed P-8I naval jets to keep eye on Chinese troops during Doklam face-offChief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat confirmed the use of the naval aircraft while talking about the need for bringing in tri-services synergy in dealing with national security challenges. "The..
CDS General Rawat unveils big ticket military reform agendaGeneral Rawat, talking to a group of journalists, said a new approach of staggered procurement of major military platforms like 114 fighter jets is being firmed up to address the problem of..
Afghanistan-Pakistan region continues to be epicentre of terrorism: General Bipin RawatGeneral Rawat said: "The spectre of terrorism as it relates to our region, the epicentre here continues to be Af-Pak region with organisations like ISIS, Al Qaeda, Taliban, JeM, and LeT being some of..
Indian armed forces are at cusp of transformation: General Bipin Rawat
Looking to create air defence, logistics and peninsula theatre commands: CDS Bipin RawatThe armed forces are likely to collaborate and create an 'air defence command' to cover all aerial operations taking place in the Indian airspace, a 'peninsula command' to look after all naval..
Modernisation of the three armed forces is our first priority: CDS Bipin RawatFormer Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat was named as India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) on December 30.
Republic Day celebrations underway in DelhiCelebrations for the 71st Republic Day began on Sunday in the national capital with Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro in attendance as the chief guest. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his..
In a first, PM Modi to visit National War Memorial before Republic Day ParadeThis would also be the first time that the Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat would attend the Republic Day parade and welcome the Prime Minister along with the three defence chiefs.
Ours is a secular state, theirs a theocratic one: Rajnath SinghThe youth of J&K are “nationalists” and those misleading them are the actual culprits, said defence minister Rajnath Singh, while also stressing that India could never become a theocratic state..
CDS Rawat downplays Chinese matrix in Indian Ocean, gives weight to freedom of navigationChief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Monday downplayed the question of China's growing presence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and said every nation looked at its security from a strategic..
BrahMos-embedded Sukhoi-30MKI is a gamechanger for India’s maritime security, General Bipin Rawat saysChief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Monday dedicated the newly resurrected 222 Squadron with BrahMos-embedded Sukhoi-30MKIs to the nation at a function at the Airforce Station (AFS) in..
CDS General Rawat says difficult to predict war scenario with PakistanChief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on Monday said it was very difficult to predict if a scenario of a war with Pakistan would emerge or not but all the defence services were prepared to take on any..
'Union government should come clean on de-radicalisation camps'He described as "outrageous" the disclosure of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat that de-radicalisation camps were operating in the country. The CDS had said there is need for..
Need to start deradicalisation camps: CDSListing diplomatic isolation of Pakistan and keeping it under pressure of blacklisting by FATF as measures to tackle Pak-based terror, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat on Thursday called for strong..
Isolate Pak to counter terror, says CDS RawatListing diplomatic isolation of Pakistan and keeping it under pressure of blacklisting by FATF as measures to tackle Pak-based terror, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat on Thursday called for strong..
India has de-radicalisation camps; young people being radicalised in Kashmir: CDS General RawatIn the first such disclosure, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on Thursday said de-radicalisation camps are operating in the country as it was necessary to isolate people who are completely..
We have to address the ideology of radicalisation, says Gen Bipin Rawat
Need to deal with terrorism like US did after 9/11: CDS Gen Bipin RawatCDS General Bipin Rawat on Thursday said that terrorism will continue till the time there are countries that sponsor it.
States sponsoring terrorism must be taken to task: Chief of Defence Staff Gen RawatChief of Defence Staff General 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..
President Kovind extends greetings to soldiers, ex-servicemen on Army DayThe nation is celebrating the 72nd Army Day today and on the occasion, President Ramnath Kovind extended greetings to veterans and their families. Earlier, chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin..
New department of military affairs takes shape under the CDSThe defence ministry’s new department of military affair (DMA), headed by chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, is now taking concrete shape with two joint secretaries, 13 deputy..
CDS Gen Bipin Rawat's department of military affairs to have 37 secretariesThe newly-created department of military affairs, which is headed by CDS General Bipin Rawat, will have two joint secretaries, 13 deputy secretaries and 22 under secretaries, government sources said...
General Rawat proposes setting up of an integrated Air Defence Command and common logistics for armed forcesChief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has directed his tri-Service integrated defence staff to prepare a plan for the creation of an Air Defence Command (ADC) as well as "common logistics support..
CDS Bipin Rawat meets three services' chiefs; urges proposal for Air Defence CommandThe first agenda of this meeting was to prepare a proposal for the air defence command for all three forces-army, navy and airforce, the defence Ministry stated.
CDS focuses on preparing roadmap for creation of an air defence commandIn one of his first decisions, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat has issued directions to prepare a roadmap by June 30 to create an air defence command to enhance security of India's skies.
Appointment of CDS ‘momentous reform’: PM ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday described creation of the department of military affairs and institutionalisation of the post of chief of defence staff as “momentous reforms” and said the..