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Chief of Defence Staff

Syed Ata Hasnain | As a new CDS takes charge, fresh start for the military

The appointment of Lt. Gen. Anil Chauhan as the CDS, with the rank of general, is largely being welcomed

04 Oct 2022 1:00 AM

AA Edit | Does India need a CDS? It may be time for a rethink

The Modi govt has taken as long as 9 months to fill the vacancy and announce the name of Lt Gen. Anil Chauhan (Retd) to succeed Gen. Rawat

30 Sep 2022 12:10 AM

Centre amends rule for appointment of CDS, retired officers in fray

This is for the first time that retired Lts. General, Air Marshals and Vice-Admirals will also be eligible for the post of CDS

08 Jun 2022 7:22 AM

Army Chief Gen Naravane takes charge as chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee

The post fell vacant following the death of Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat in the IAF helicopter crash

16 Dec 2021 9:30 AM

The General I Knew

This piece is a personal tribute to an extraordinary general, gentleman and my battalion commanding officer

12 Dec 2021 8:29 AM

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India bids teary farewell to CDS Rawat

Gen Rawat's two daughters, Kritika and Tarini, performed the final rites and lit the pyre amidst a 17-gun salute by the Armed forces

10 Dec 2021 6:53 PM

India may set up a rocket force: Chief of Defence Staff

In China, the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) controls its strategic land-based nuclear and conventional missile forces

16 Sep 2021 7:30 AM

Rajnath Singh takes stock of situation along LAC in meeting with service chiefs

National security adviser Ajit Doval is also reported to have attended the high-level meet

11 Sep 2020 11:41 PM

CDS Bipin Rawat appears before standing committee on defence amid border row with China

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence is chaired by BJP leader Jual Oram.

11 Sep 2020 5:34 PM

CDS outlines new military commands

Rawat said that Navy’s eastern and western command could be combined under one commander, the Peninsular Command as India face threats like 26/11.

18 Feb 2020 6:18 AM

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Chief of Defence Staff will have a wider horizon

CDS will look at apprehended foreign defence personnel and ex-gratia compensation for land mine casualties.

20 Jan 2020 2:22 AM

Military stays away from politics: CDS

He assumed charge as the nation’s first Chief of Defence Staff on Wednesday.

02 Jan 2020 1:00 AM

PM Modi congratulates first CDS Bipin Rawat calls him 'outstanding officer'

On Tuesday, General Bipin Rawat received the guard of honour from all the three forces after demitting office as Army chief.

01 Jan 2020 3:22 PM

'Started on wrong foot': Cong questions General Rawat's role as CDS

Tewari said government has started on a wrong foot on appointment and only time will unfortunately reveal implications.

31 Dec 2019 11:50 AM

Will plan strategy, says General Bipin Rawat on new role as first CDS

General Rawat expressed confidence that General Ashok Narawane, who will be stepping in his shoes, will take Army to new heights.

31 Dec 2019 11:45 AM

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Army chief Bipin Rawat appointed as India's first Chief of Defence staff

General Rawat is completing his full three-year term as the Chief of Army Staff on December 31.

31 Dec 2019 8:44 AM

Govt picks General Bipin Rawat as India’s first CDS

The government has extended the services of Gen. Rawat till he holds the post of CDS.

31 Dec 2019 1:49 AM

India to get chief of defence staff; will be 4-star Gen

The CDS will also be the principal military adviser to the defence minister on tri-services (involving Army, Navy and Air Force) issues.

25 Dec 2019 1:32 AM

CDS should have power to take a call: Service chiefs

Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh said that he wants the CDS to be an ‘empowered one’.

04 Dec 2019 2:18 AM

Panel set up to look into various aspects of CDS

In this scenario, the CDS will be first among the equal with other chiefs of the services.

23 Aug 2019 3:39 AM

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