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President Ram Nath Kovind receives a guard of honour on his arrival in Srinagar. (PTI Photo)

President Kovind to pay tribute to Kargil war heroes at Dras memorial

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 06:33 AM IST
President Kovind is on a four-day visit to the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. He spent the night in Srinagar and is set to fly to Drass this morning to pay tributes to the Kargil War heroes, according to the official statement.
CDS General Bipin Rawat. (PTI)
CDS General Bipin Rawat. (PTI)

CDS warns of retaliation if drones target military assets

By Rahul Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2021 03:38 AM IST
The concept of grey zone warfare refers to employing aggression and other actions to achieve national objectives below the threshold of armed conflict, and the ambiguity it creates.
General Bipin Rawat comments came during a seminar organised by the Global Counter Terrorism Council.(ANI)
General Bipin Rawat comments came during a seminar organised by the Global Counter Terrorism Council.(ANI)

Armed forces must keep their guard up in Ladakh: Bipin Rawat

By Rahul Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2021 12:59 AM IST
Chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat's said negotiations were on with China at the political, diplomatic and military levels to resolve the border row.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a meeting with Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat to review preparations by the armed forces to assist in Covid management. (Photo via PIB Delhi)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a meeting with Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat to review preparations by the armed forces to assist in Covid management. (Photo via PIB Delhi)

Armed forces to recall retired medics, build Covid-19 provisions for civilians

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 04:33 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat on Monday to review the ongoing operations of the Indian Armed Forces to battle the current wave of coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The recent surge in infections has caused a shortage of medical oxygen and beds.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.(PTI)
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.(PTI)

Gen Rawat reviews India’s military preparedness for second day in border areas of Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:30 PM IST
Gen Rawat’s visit to key locations in the frontier state came amid the nearly eight-month-long Sino-India border standoff in eastern Ladakh.
CDS General Bipin Rawat pays tribute to fallen heroes at the Walong war memorial in Arunachal Pradesh.(Image via Twitter)
CDS General Bipin Rawat pays tribute to fallen heroes at the Walong war memorial in Arunachal Pradesh.(Image via Twitter)

Nothing can deter Indian forces: CDS Rawat at LAC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 01:33 AM IST
Complimenting the soldiers for their operational readiness, Rawat said that only Indian soldiers could remain vigilant under the challenging conditions and they were willing to go beyond the call of duty to safeguard the country’s farthest frontiers.
(ANI File Photo)
(ANI File Photo)

Nothing can deter Indian Armed Forces from remaining steadfast in call for duty: CDS

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 10:28 PM IST
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat made the comment during his visit to the forward military bases along the China border in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam as he completed one year in office on Friday.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat(ANI file photo)
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat(ANI file photo)

‘Helped Army strengthen defensive posture’: General Bipin Rawat condoles Siachen hero’s death

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 01:12 PM IST
Awarded the Padma Shri, Arjun award and the Kirti Chakra, India’s second-highest peace-time gallantry award, Kumar was fondly known as ‘Bull’ in the army
In this new MTC matrix, the CNS (chief of naval staff) is marginalised and the CDS assumes a supra-operational role that was not envisaged in the original conception of this post(PTI)
In this new MTC matrix, the CNS (chief of naval staff) is marginalised and the CDS assumes a supra-operational role that was not envisaged in the original conception of this post(PTI)

Don’t rush into unviable theatre commands, with skewed structures

By C Uday Bhaskar
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 07:43 PM IST
The Narendra Modi government is to be commended for creating the CDS in the first place but a hasty MTC pursuit could become the equivalent of India’s military demonetisation.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat advised Nepal against signing off on loans from other countries in the region(PTI)
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat advised Nepal against signing off on loans from other countries in the region(PTI)

Why Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat cautioned Nepal about China’s footprint

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 12:26 PM IST
In his keynote address at an online event hosted by a Nepal think tank, Gen Rawat underscored the deep and extensive ties between New Delhi and Kathmandu before pointing out that Nepal was opening to other countries including China based on its independent foreign policy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the inaugural event of ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ programme on Wednesday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the inaugural event of ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ programme on Wednesday.(ANI)

Vijay Diwas 2020: PM Modi to light ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’ tomorrow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 09:00 PM IST
The chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and the tri-service chiefs will also lay wreaths and pay respect to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. The Eastern command of the Indian Army will pay homage to the valiant heroes of India and Bangladesh who took part in the Liberation War of 1971.
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said that the three forces -- Army, Navy and Air Force -- will be integrated, while retaining the niche capabilities of each service.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said that the three forces -- Army, Navy and Air Force -- will be integrated, while retaining the niche capabilities of each service.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

China’s PLA carrying out development work in Tibet; India ready for any eventuality, says CDS Rawat

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:41 PM IST
Indian forces are carefully watching the activities of the PLA at Doklam, where the armies of the two most populous countries in the world were engaged in a 73-day eyeball-to- eyeball stand-off in 2017.
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.(HT photo)
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.(HT photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: ‘Speak for Maha farmers first’, says Fadnavis on Thackeray’s remarks on farm laws protests and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat .(ANI)
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat .(ANI)

‘High levels of preparation underway on land, sea and air’: CDS Bipin Rawat amid standoff with China

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 03:02 PM IST
Rawat also confirmed that “high levels of preparation” are underway on land, sea and air as “China attempts to change the status quo on Line of Actual Control (LAC) along the northern border.”
Rawat further said governance and security are under constant threat of being undermined by non-state actors and also naval competition among the states.(PTI file photo)
Rawat further said governance and security are under constant threat of being undermined by non-state actors and also naval competition among the states.(PTI file photo)

Over 120 warships deployed in Indian Ocean Region: CDS Bipin Rawat

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 01:08 PM IST
Speaking on the theme of “Contesting the Indo Pacific for Global Domination”, CDS Rawat said that presently there are over 120 warships of extra-regional forces deployed in the Indian Ocean Region in support of various missions.
Priests perform rituals for the 'Tulamas Puja' at the Sabarimala temple, in Pathanamthitta district.(PTI)
Priests perform rituals for the 'Tulamas Puja' at the Sabarimala temple, in Pathanamthitta district.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Cash-strapped Sabarimala to start express ‘prasad’ delivery and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 12:54 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times
General Bipin Rawat.(HT archive)
General Bipin Rawat.(HT archive)

India will not accept any shifting of LAC, says CDS General Rawat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 12:17 PM IST
Rawat’s comments come on a day the armies of India and China are holding talks to reduce military friction along the contested LAC
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat has asked the three services to curb all peace-time activities.(Twitter/@proudhampur)
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat has asked the three services to curb all peace-time activities.(Twitter/@proudhampur)

Gen Rawat asks tri-services to curb peace-time activities in deference to deployed troops in Ladakh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 09:48 AM IST
Marine commandos have been asked to be deployed with Army’s special forces in Ladakh and Navy asked to focus on Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
General Rawat was accompanied by Northern Army commander Lieutenant (Lt) Gen YK Joshi from Delhi(File photo)
General Rawat was accompanied by Northern Army commander Lieutenant (Lt) Gen YK Joshi from Delhi(File photo)

CDS visits Jammu amid Pak’s ceasefire violations, reviews security on LAC, LoC

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 11:36 AM IST
General Bipin Rawat was also briefed about the Sino-Indo stand-off along the LAC in eastern Ladakh and arrangements being made for a long haul in view of the ensuing winter, when mountain passes to Ladakh are snowed under and road connectivity gets blocked
Rahul Gandhi on Friday expressed concern over the food items being provided to soldiers as compared to officers, saying rank should not considered for providing the “type of food or nutrition” in the defence forces, sources said.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Rahul Gandhi on Friday expressed concern over the food items being provided to soldiers as compared to officers, saying rank should not considered for providing the “type of food or nutrition” in the defence forces, sources said.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Rahul Gandhi, CDS Rawat attend House defence panel meet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 02:23 AM IST
The meeting -- in which Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat was present -- centered around the topic on the agenda, “provision and monitoring of the quality of ration and livery items to the defence forces”.
The Rafale fighter jets will be inducted to the 17 Squadron ‘Golden Arrows’ today.(@IAF_MCC/Twitter)
The Rafale fighter jets will be inducted to the 17 Squadron ‘Golden Arrows’ today.(@IAF_MCC/Twitter)

Rafale jets to be inducted to Indian Air Force’s 17 Squadron Golden Arrows today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 08:16 AM IST
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, defence minister Rajnath Singh and Florence Parly, minister of the French Armed Forces will attend the ceremony.
Chief of defence staff Bipin Rawat(ANI file photo)
Chief of defence staff Bipin Rawat(ANI file photo)

India ready to handle 2-front threat: Bipin Rawat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 01:50 AM IST
The latest flashpoint in the north was triggered by provocative Chinese actions on the southern bank of Pangong Tso, after which India made counter-manoeuvres to occupy key heights.
File photo: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat.(PTI)
File photo: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat.(PTI)

In stern warning to Pak, Gen Rawat says ‘India capable of handling two-front threat’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 09:16 PM IST
Rawat highlighted the threat of “coordinated action” by the militaries of China and Pakistan along the northern and western borders and stressed that the Indian armed forces were capable of handling the joint threat.
India was invited by Russia to participate in the tri-services exercise with a contingent of around 200 personnel to Southern Russia in September for the multi-lateral Kavkaz-2020.(ANI file photo)
India was invited by Russia to participate in the tri-services exercise with a contingent of around 200 personnel to Southern Russia in September for the multi-lateral Kavkaz-2020.(ANI file photo)

India not to take part in multinational exercise with China, Pakistan on Russian soil

New Delhi, Delhi, India | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 07:13 PM IST
The Indian authorities have also taken into account the worsening global Covid-19 situation where India alone is witnessing over 70,000 positive cases daily to take a decision regarding participation in the wargames being held in the Astrakhan area of Southern Russia.
The government expects Bipin Rawat to bring about jointness among the three services by 2022. One of the key objectives behind jointness, or jointmanship, is the setting up of theatre commands for the best use of military resources to fight future battles. (Representational photo@IAF_MCC)
The government expects Bipin Rawat to bring about jointness among the three services by 2022. One of the key objectives behind jointness, or jointmanship, is the setting up of theatre commands for the best use of military resources to fight future battles. (Representational photo@IAF_MCC)

India speeds up work on setting up Air Defence Command

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 10:24 PM IST
Air defence refers to protecting the military’s assets from aerial threats such as the enemy’s fighter planes and missiles and the new Command --- likely to be headquartered in Allahabad --- will control the air defence resources of all the three services.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh during the launch of DGNCC Mobile Training App for the benefit of National Cadet Corps cadets to help train themselves during Covid-19 times in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI File Photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh during the launch of DGNCC Mobile Training App for the benefit of National Cadet Corps cadets to help train themselves during Covid-19 times in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI File Photo)

With self-reliance push, India can ‘Make for World’ in defence sector: Rajnath Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 06:14 PM IST
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat also addressed the webinar and backed the government’s self-sustenance push and said that India has the capability, capacity and will to produce high-end indigenous weapon systems.
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, second right, with Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, right, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, left, and the chief of Indian Naval staff Admiral Karambir Singh(AP File Photo)
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, second right, with Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, right, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, left, and the chief of Indian Naval staff Admiral Karambir Singh(AP File Photo)

Military option on table if talks fail: Rawat on China

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 11:42 AM IST
The CDS, who was army chief during the 73-day military standoff in Doklam against the PLA in 2017, also dispelled the notion that there is a lack of coordination among the principal intelligence agencies.
“I am happy to announce that for the first time we have come out with the list of 101 items, which we will not import, we call this list as a negative list, “ Singh had said.(ANI Photo)
“I am happy to announce that for the first time we have come out with the list of 101 items, which we will not import, we call this list as a negative list, “ Singh had said.(ANI Photo)

Rajnath Singh launches portal for ‘Opportunities for Make In India in Defence’

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 04:01 PM IST
“During the last seven days, several organisations made a number of launches, discussed and signed different types of MOUs, which help the country in realising the dream of self-dependence,” the union defence minister said.
Military negotiations with China have hit a roadblock due to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s reluctance to vacate positions held by it in what New Delhi claims as Indian territory.(PTI)
Military negotiations with China have hit a roadblock due to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s reluctance to vacate positions held by it in what New Delhi claims as Indian territory.(PTI)

‘De-escalation may take longer, Army prepared’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 12:10 AM IST
Reversing the trust deficit created by the brutal clash at Galwan Valley will also be enormously hard, and it is expected to be an impediment to the disengagement and de-escalation processes, HT reported on July 3.
The three-day conference, which ended on Friday, saw top commanders hold a series of discussions on “operational preparedness and strategies for countering security threats,” the IAF said in a statement.(Pic: Style Photo service.)
The three-day conference, which ended on Friday, saw top commanders hold a series of discussions on “operational preparedness and strategies for countering security threats,” the IAF said in a statement.(Pic: Style Photo service.)

Amid China border tension, IAF chief stresses on need to build capacity swiftly

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 09:44 PM IST
In his closing address at a conference of the IAF’s top brass, Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said it was critical to recognise the nature of emerging threats in a rapidly changing world.
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