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Defence secretary is 1st top bureaucrat to test Covid +ve, goes into quarantine

Necessary contact tracing is being carried out in the case of the defence secretary to identify people he may have recently come in contact with and who may now be in the high-risk category, officials said.
Ajay Kumar is the first top government official to test positive for the disease.(Ajay Kumar /Twitter)
Ajay Kumar is the first top government official to test positive for the disease.(Ajay Kumar /Twitter)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 08:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

PM Modi to pay homage to martyrs at National War Memorial ahead of R-Day celebrations

71st Republic Day: Republic Day Deputy Commander Major General Alok Kakkar said that this would be the first time the Prime Minister will lay a wreath at the National War Memorial on the Republic Day.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the launch of the Atal Bhujal Yojana, a mission to help in supplying water to every house-hold by 2024, at a function in New Delhi, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI12_25_2019_000056A)(PTI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the launch of the Atal Bhujal Yojana, a mission to help in supplying water to every house-hold by 2024, at a function in New Delhi, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI12_25_2019_000056A)(PTI)
Updated on Jan 25, 2020 08:46 PM IST
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HT Editorial| Indian Army Chief: Starting on the right note

The new Indian Army chief, General MM Naravane’s emphasis on the Constitution is welcome
Put it all together, and General Naravane came across as a clear, articulate thinker, committed to the Constitution(ANI)
Put it all together, and General Naravane came across as a clear, articulate thinker, committed to the Constitution(ANI)
Published on Jan 12, 2020 07:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

PM Modi calls CDS ‘momentous, comprehensive reform’ as Gen Bipin Rawat takes charge

A gazette notification issued by the government on Monday created a new department of military affairs or Sainya Karta Vibhag that will be headed by India’s first CDS.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted a series of tweets on the post of Chief of Defence Staff on Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020, shortly after Gen Bipin Rawat inspected a tri-services guard of honour.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted a series of tweets on the post of Chief of Defence Staff on Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020, shortly after Gen Bipin Rawat inspected a tri-services guard of honour.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 15, 2020 02:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRahul Singh

Five things you need to know about Chief of Defence Staff

The creation of a CDS was suggested almost two decades ago by the Kargil Review Committee (KRC), in February 2000.
Gen Rawat takes over as CDS after serving as Army chief for three years.(Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times photo)
Gen Rawat takes over as CDS after serving as Army chief for three years.(Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 07:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

A leap for national security

The CDS decision is welcome. But challenges lie ahead
The CDS will head the Department of Military Affairs, within the ministry of defence, while being the permanent chairman of the chiefs of staff committee(AP)
The CDS will head the Department of Military Affairs, within the ministry of defence, while being the permanent chairman of the chiefs of staff committee(AP)
Updated on Dec 24, 2019 08:39 PM IST
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Govt sets up Dept of Military Affairs to be headed by Chief of Defence Staff

While the government is yet to announce the name of the first CDS, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat is the front-runner for the post. He retires as army chief on December 31.
The CDS will direct the three service chiefs and create new theatre commands for an optimal military response in case of hostilities. (Photo @DefenceMinIndia)
The CDS will direct the three service chiefs and create new theatre commands for an optimal military response in case of hostilities. (Photo @DefenceMinIndia)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 05:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRahul Singh

Better coordination needed among defence forces, say experts at Military Literature Festival in Chandigarh

Suggest that chief of defence staff be made a permanent member of all committees related to national security
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Updated on Dec 16, 2019 12:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigahr | ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh

Creating a new framework of civil-military relations | Analysis

The current model has hurt military effectiveness. The CDS announcement is a historic opportunity to reform it
India’s model of civil-military relations has overly focused on procedural control, which has come at a cost. Simply put, this form of civilian control has had an adverse impact on its military effectiveness(PTI)
India’s model of civil-military relations has overly focused on procedural control, which has come at a cost. Simply put, this form of civilian control has had an adverse impact on its military effectiveness(PTI)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 07:48 PM IST
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Modi’s giant leap on defence reform

The creation of CDS is welcome. The next step is a root-and-branch reorganisation of the military
The CDS will have to manage the broader national ecosystem to enable an improvement in military effectiveness(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The CDS will have to manage the broader national ecosystem to enable an improvement in military effectiveness(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 15, 2019 08:58 PM IST
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ByC Uday Bhaskar

Before announcement, PM Modi set ball rolling for Chief of Defence Staff

The Implementation Committee comprises the Defence Secretary and the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee among others.
Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat(Waseem Andrabi / HT photo)
Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat(Waseem Andrabi / HT photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 06:38 PM IST
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New Delhi | BySudhi Ranjan Sen

73rd Independence Day 2019- ‘India will have Chief of Defence Staff’: PM Narendra Modi announces ‘game-changer’ military reform

India cannot afford to have one of three forces moving ahead or lagging behind, there will have to move in coordination, the Prime Minister said announcing the government will soon have a CDS.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation during Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in Delhi, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, August 15, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation during Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in Delhi, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, August 15, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 06:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySudhi Ranjan Sen

Startup Saturday: udChalo helps defence staff, kin, ex-service personnel fly at discounted tickets

udChalo enables defence personnel to book discounted air tickets at the last minute for unplanned travel
Varun (Left) and Ravi of Udchalo.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO))
Varun (Left) and Ravi of Udchalo.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO))
Updated on Feb 16, 2019 07:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNamita Shibad
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