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General Bipin Rawat, is a four star general of the Indian Army. He is the first and current Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of India. On 30 December 2019, he was appointed as the first CDS of India and assumed office from 1 January 2020. Prior to taking over as the CDS, he served as Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee as well as 26th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army.
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Distinction between role of men, women in war is blurring, says CDS General RawatChief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat on Thursday observed that the distinction between the role of men and women in warfighting is blurring. CDS Rawat's remarks came during his welcome..
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PM Modi inaugurates new office complexes of Defence Ministry, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and CDS Bipin Rawat attendPM Modi has inaugurated the new office complex of the Defence Ministry, which will help the armed forces to work in better conditions.
India is looking to raise new ‘rocket force’ for missiles, says Gen Bipin RawatWarning that China is becoming very aggressive, and would soon step into Afghanistan after friendly overtures to Iran and Turkey, Gen Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said India needs an integrated national..
When President Ram Nath Kovind spoke his ‘Mann ki Baat’ on aborted Kargil visitsAfter failing to visit Kargil even once in the last three years, President Ram Nath Kovind has been assured by none other than Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat that his wishes would come true..
Expected Afghanistan takeover, but not so fast: CDSIndia had expected the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan but the swiftness with which it happened was a surprise, chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday, while calling for greater..
India anticipated the Taliban takeover but the timeline surprised, says CDS Bipin RawatSpeaking at an event, General Rawat said, "everything that has happened was something that was anticipated, only the timelines have changed."
Must watch Chinese inroads into Myanmar: Bipin RawatIndia needs to closely monitor the emerging situation in Myanmar, where China is making further inroads after international sanctions were imposed on the country following the military coup in..
Bitter turf war over theatre commands erupts publicly, CDS rejects IAF’s concernsThe bitter festering turf war within the armed forces over the creation of four new integrated theatre commands erupted in public on Friday, with chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat firmly..
LAC pullback slow as there is suspicion on both sides: CDS RawatChief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat on Friday said the troop disengagement process with China in eastern Ladakh was slow since there continued to be suspicion on both sides, even as India’s..
CDS Gen Bipin Rawat briefs PM Modi on armed forces' readiness in fight against COVID-19To offer assistance to the healthcare workers of the country, retired or prematurely retired medical personnel are being recalled.
PM reviews operations by IAF to transport oxygen, other essentials in India, abroadPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the operations being undertaken by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to transport oxygen and other essentials in India and abroad amid the Covid surge in the..
China feels it can boss around but India has stood firm: CDS General Bipin RawatSpeaking at the Raisina Dialogue, General Rawat said China feels “it has arrived” on the world stage because of its “superior” armed forces, equipped with “advanced and disruptive..
India seeks US help as China-backed hacks threaten military“We have to seriously look at catching up with China on technology. We may not be able to fully catch up with China therefore we are trying to develop a relationship with Western nations to see how..
India trying to counter China's huge cyber-attack capability: CDSIndia is taking some steps to counter China’s capability to launch devastating cyber-attacks through risk mitigation strategies, building firewalls and recovery systems as well as integrating..
Focus must remain on coastal surveillance: General RawatThe focus of the Coast Guard must remain on the primary task of coastal surveillance and under no circumstances should the force be diverted from that task, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat..
Need to have a future-ready military: Bipin Rawat
Game-changer idea to occupy Pangong south bank heights came up during NSA-led meetingsSources said the idea to occupy the heights to gain an edge over the Chinese in the conflict zone emerged during the meetings led by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval with military commanders..
CDS Gen Bipin Rawat to fly in a French Rafale fighterIn the ongoing Indo-French wargames Desert Knight-21, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat will undertake a sortie in the French Rafale fighters on Thursday. "The CDS would be briefed about..
CDS General Bipin Rawat, Army chief greet veteran community"Veterans have been our strength and source of our motivation. Armed Forces have displayed courage in times of conflict and compassion to support the people of our nation. These are the virtues..
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat visits forward areas in Arunachal PradeshChief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Saturday visited several air bases located in forward areas near the Line of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh and took stock of India's overall security..
CDS Rawat visits forward bases along China border, says those fighting against Indian forces will be destroyedVisiting the forward military bases along the China border on completion of one year as Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said he was confident that those fighting the..
Nepal must learn from Lanka, be vigilant about China: CDSNepal should learn from other countries like Sri Lanka and stay vigilant in its dealings with China, said chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat on Thursday, in remarks that may not go down well..
China's PLA carrying out devpt work in Tibet; India ready for any eventuality: CDS Bipin RawatChief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat stated on Monday that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is carrying out development activities in Tibet Autonomous Region of China, amid the..
We are fully prepared for any eventuality: CDS Bipin RawatThe Chief of Defence Staff was speaking at the launch of the first project 17-A Frigate Warship from GRSE Yard in Kolkata.
Every nation will continue to prepare for ensuring its security based on strategic interest: Bipin Rawat
Race is on for strategic bases in Indian Ocean Region, says CDS Bipin RawatSpeaking on the theme of "Contesting the Indo Pacific for Global Domination", Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Friday said the world is witnessing a race for strategic bases in the Indian..
Over 120 warships deployed in Indian Ocean Region: CDS Gen Bipin RawatCDS Rawat highlighted the importance of the Indian Ocean Region, stating that so far, it has remained peaceful despite being under contestation.
PM Modi to celebrate Diwali with jawans in JaisalmerPM Narendra Modi will travel to Rajasthan's Jaisalmer on Saturday to keep his annual Diwali date with the armed forces. The first stop in his Diwali schedule will be the Jaisalmer IAF station for an..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to celebrate Diwali with soldiers on Jaisalmer borderPrime Minister can visit the Jaisalmer border of Rajasthan this time to celebrate Diwali. Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, Army Chief MM Narvane, may also accompany the Prime Minister during this..
Adversaries may take advantage if we do not have strong armed forces: CDS General Bipin RawatThe Indian armed forces are operating in a very complex, and uncertain environment and they must continue to enhance capabilities for peace in the region as India's adversaries may take advantage if..
LAC crisis: Can't rule out border tensions escalating into larger conflict, says General Bipin RawatIndia will not allow China to shift the Line of Actual Control westwards in eastern Ladakh, and though the prospects of a full-scale war are low, border tensions and intrusions escalating into a larger..
Border dispute tense, can't rule out possibility of war with China: CDS Bipin RawatIndia and China have been engaged in a worst seven-month-long border dispute at the LAC. Despite several levels of dialogue, there has not been any breakthrough.
Will not accept any shift in LAC: Gen Bipin RawatThe CDS also laid reiterated India's position on the LAC, saying "Our posturing is unambiguous; we will not accept any shift in Line of Actual Control."
New proposals to raise retirement age aimed at welfare of frontline troops: CDS RawatThe new proposals to enhance retirement age of both officers and jawans in several branches were aimed at the welfare of the frontline combat soldiers, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat said..
China Study Group discusses seventh Corps Commanders meet amid LAC stand-offThe group that includes NSA Ajit Doval, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, CDS Bipin Rawat and other top Indian officials, met for 90 minutes. The meeting comes..
Head of Afghan peace council Abdullah Abdullah holds talks with NSA DovalIn the talks, Doval was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Joint Secretary (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran..
Rajnath Singh launches Defence India Startup Challenge-4, releases PMA guidelines for iDEXApart from Singh, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat also participated in the event, being held via video conferencing."DISC-4 challenge will surge ahead of its earlier editions and..
Sharad Pawar, Rahul Gandhi attend House panel briefing by General Rawat
Bipin Rawat appears before parliamentary panel on defenceAmid a prolonged standoff between India and China along the LAC in Ladakh, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat on Friday appeared before a parliamentary panel on defence
LAC face-off: Defence minister Rajnath Singh holds review meet with NSA Doval, top military brassAccording to defence ministry officials, the defence minister held a security review meeting with NSA Ajit Doval, chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and the three services chiefs to discuss the..
CDS favours reform of defence PSUs; says some vintage military platforms can be exportedChief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on Wednesday called for revamping India's defence public sector undertakings and ordnance factories with a focus on improving their work culture and enhancing..
India's security would be maintained in 'extended neighbourhood' as well: Gen RawatIn the emerging defence paradigm, India's security would be maintained not only along the northern and western borders but in the strategic space of the “extended neighbourhood” as well, Chief of..
Pak will suffer 'heavy losses' if it takes advantage of situation at Ladakh with China: CDS General Bipin RawatChief Of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat on Thursday warned Pakistan of severe repercussions if they try to take advantage of the border situation in Ladakh with China. He stated that Islamabad could..
Must plan for two-pronged conflict, says General Bipin RawatThe Indian armed forces are capable of suitably dealing with China’s aggressive actions along the Line of Actual Control, chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday, while sternly..
India's armed forces capable of dealing with Chinese actions in best suitable ways: General Rawat
Armed forces committed to hand-hold domestic defence industry: Gen RawatIndia's armed forces are committed to hand-hold the domestic industry in developing next generation military platforms and equipment to make the country self reliant in defence manufacturing, Chief of..