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India’s first Chief of Defence Staff will direct three service chiefs

While the implementation committee is still to define the charter for the CDS, people familiar with the matter said the chief will be a single-point military adviser to the government, as suggested by the K Subrahmanyam-led Kargil Review Committee.

Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria.(PTI FILE)
Updated on Nov 19, 2019 08:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Vice Admiral Verma, overlooked for Navy chief post, earned 2 adverse reports

Two defence ministers expressed reservations about Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, the current Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command who was recently overlooked for the post of the Chief of Navy Staff.

Vice Admiral Bimal Verma(File photo)
Updated on May 30, 2019 10:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySudhi Ranjan Sen

AFT asks defence ministry to produce original records

Verma’s lawyer Ankur Chhibber said the matter would come up for hearing on May 29, three days before current navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba retires.

The AFT is hearing the matter after the defence ministry last week rejected Verma’s statutory complaint challenging Singh’s appointment as the next chief.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2019 12:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Vice Admiral Verma files fresh plea on appointment of new Navy Chief

In his petition, Vice Admiral Bimal Verma also sought quashing of a note issued by the defence ministry rejecting his plea against Singh’s appointment.

Last week, the defence ministry rejected Vice Admiral Bimal Verma’s petition challenging the appointment of his junior, Vice Admiral Karambir Singh (left) , as the next Navy Chief.(ANI)
Published on May 22, 2019 09:36 AM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Vice Admiral Bimal Verma withdraws supersession plea

Bimal Verma, who heads the Andaman and Nicobar Command in Port Blair, would have been the senior-most officer in the navy on May 31 when Admiral Sunil Lanba retires.

Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, who challenged the appointment of his junior Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the next navy chief, withdrew his petition from the Armed Forces Tribunal on Monday with the liberty to file a fresh plea
Published on May 20, 2019 11:36 PM IST
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