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Bipin Rawat: Current chief of Defence Staff
General Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC is a four star general and the current Chief of Defence Staff of India. On 30 December 2019, he was appointed as the first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of India and assumed office from 1 January 2020. Prior to CDS, he served as Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee as well as 27th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army.

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COVID-19: Rajnath Singh holds review meeting to check preparedness

Defence 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..
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Indian Army HQ closed amid coronavirus scare

The 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..
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PM Modi chairs meeting of various ministries to review situation on novel coronavirus as confirmed cases rise to 34

Dr Harsh Vardhan, S Jaishankar, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba and CDS General Bipin Rawat were among those who attended the meeting.
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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited back on Rafale Radar, talks on for making jets in India

French 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..
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Came to know of Navy's P-8I aircraft's capabilities during Doklam episode: CDS General Bipin Rawat


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Approval for third aircraft carrier may not come soon, indicates Gen Bipin Rawat


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India deployed P-8I naval jets to keep eye on Chinese troops during Doklam face-off

Chief 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..
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CDS General Rawat unveils big ticket military reform agenda

General 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..
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Afghanistan-Pakistan region continues to be epicentre of terrorism: General Bipin Rawat

General 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..
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Indian armed forces are at cusp of transformation: General Bipin Rawat


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Looking to create air defence, logistics and peninsula theatre commands: CDS Bipin Rawat

The 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..
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Modernisation of the three armed forces is our first priority: CDS Bipin Rawat

Former Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat was named as India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) on December 30.
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Republic Day celebrations underway in Delhi

Celebrations 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..
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In a first, PM Modi to visit National War Memorial before Republic Day Parade

This 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.
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Ours is a secular state, theirs a theocratic one: Rajnath Singh

The 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..
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CDS Rawat downplays Chinese matrix in Indian Ocean, gives weight to freedom of navigation

Chief 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..
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BrahMos-embedded Sukhoi-30MKI is a gamechanger for India’s maritime security, General Bipin Rawat says

Chief 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..
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CDS General Rawat says difficult to predict war scenario with Pakistan

Chief 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..
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'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..
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Need to start deradicalisation camps: CDS

Listing 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..
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Isolate Pak to counter terror, says CDS Rawat

Listing 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..
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India has de-radicalisation camps; young people being radicalised in Kashmir: CDS General Rawat

In 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..
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We have to address the ideology of radicalisation, says Gen Bipin Rawat


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Need to deal with terrorism like US did after 9/11: CDS Gen Bipin Rawat

CDS General Bipin Rawat on Thursday said that terrorism will continue till the time there are countries that sponsor it.
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States sponsoring terrorism must be taken to task: Chief of Defence Staff Gen Rawat

Chief 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..
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President Kovind extends greetings to soldiers, ex-servicemen on Army Day

The 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..
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New department of military affairs takes shape under the CDS

The 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..
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CDS Gen Bipin Rawat's department of military affairs to have 37 secretaries

The 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...
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General Rawat proposes setting up of an integrated Air Defence Command and common logistics for armed forces

Chief 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..
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CDS Bipin Rawat meets three services' chiefs; urges proposal for Air Defence Command

The 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.
DNA - Published

CDS focuses on preparing roadmap for creation of an air defence command

In 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.
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Appointment of CDS ‘momentous reform’: PM Modi

Prime 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..
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India will work out its own model of theatre commands: CDS Rawat

India will work out its own mechanisms for theatre commands, says the chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, in the backdrop of the urgent need to build an integrated land-air-sea..
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Prakash Javadekar dubs Congress a 'confused' party for raising questions over appointment of CDS

Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday dubbed Congress as a "confused party" for raising questions over the appointment of Gen Bipin Rawat as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), and said any..
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CDS Gen Bipin Rawat meets defence minister Rajnath Singh

Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat met defence minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday soon after taking charge of the new post, created to bring in tri-services synergy and bolster India's military..
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CDS will help India to face challenges of modern warfare: PM Modi

After the appointment of General Bipin Rawat as India's first Chief of Defence Staff, Modi congratulated him and wished him luck for his new responsibilities.
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With different Peak Cap and Badges, Gen Bipin Rawat makes debut as India's first CDS

General Bipin Rawat made debut public appearance as India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) on Wednesday, donning the parent service uniform, though with a different Peak Cap and Shoulder Rank..
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PM Narendra Modi congratulates General Bipin Rawat on his appoint as CDS


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We keep ourselves away from politics, we follow govt directives: CDS Gen Bipin Rawat


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New Army chief Lt Gen MM Naravane visits National War Memorial in Delhi

General Naravane saluted the 'Amar Jawan Jyoti', the eternal flame, and laid a wreath at the memorial. General Naravane took over as the 28th Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) on Tuesday, succeeding..
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PM Modi broke news to General Rawat about appointment as first CDS

Narendra Modi broke the news to General Bipin Rawat during his farewell dinner at the Prime Minister's residence about his appointment as the Chief of Defence Staff, government sources said. General..
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India better prepared to tackle challenges on borders: Outgoing Army Chief General Bipin Rawat

He also conveyed his best wishes to General Manoj Naravane, who will take over as the 28th Chief of Indian Army.
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Govt has started on wrong foot on CDS appointment: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday raised several questions over the appointment of Gen Bipin Rawat as the CDS, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said on Twitter that the govt has started on a "wrong foot" on..
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Hope Army will rise to greater heights under the new Army Chief: General Bipin Rawat

After a farewell guard of honour, General Rawat also hoped that the Army will rise to greater heights under the new chief Lt General M M Naravane. When asked wether the Army is better prepared now to..
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General MM Naravane takes over as 28th Chief of Indian Army

General Manoj Mukund Naravane has taken over as the 28th Chief of Indian Army in the post-independence era on Tuesday. He replaced General Bipin Rawat whose three-year term as Army chief ended on the..
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General Bipin Rawat becomes India's first tri-service chief


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Army chief General Bipin Rawat named as India's first CDS

The Union Cabinet last week approved setting up of Department of Military Affairs within the Ministry of Defence to be headed by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) having the rank of a 4-Star General.
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Indian Army driven by 'Insaniyat' and 'Sharafat', has utmost respect for human rights: General Bipin Rawat

Indian Army works in accordance with the Geneva Conventions, the Indian Army chief said.
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