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General Rawat held a five-hour meeting in the presence of three service chiefs, vice chiefs and integrated defence staff officers above the rank of major general and equivalent. (File Photo)

Gen Rawat holds meeting of service chiefs, addresses theatre command concerns

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 09:24 AM IST
Gen Rawat took a marathon five-hour meeting with three service chiefs and vice chiefs to hear about their concerns over the forthcoming military theatre commands. He answered all the questions in a professional manner in line with the military requirements of the country.
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(ANI / Twitter)
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat(ANI / Twitter)

Armed Forces understand their responsibility in fight against Covid-19: CDS Gen Bipin Rawat

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 11:17 AM IST
Covid-19: CDS General Rawat said that strict directions have been issued to the armed forces on social distancing, wearing of masks and ensuring that people who need to be isolated remain in quarantine.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat at the India-Africa Defence Ministers Conclave 2020, on the sidelines of the Defence Expo 2020, in Lucknow on February 7.(ANI Photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat at the India-Africa Defence Ministers Conclave 2020, on the sidelines of the Defence Expo 2020, in Lucknow on February 7.(ANI Photo)

General Bipin Rawat’s department to get 3 two-star military officers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 05:58 PM IST
The government’s approval to post a Major General, an Air Vice Marshal and a Rear Admiral to the department of military affairs is expected soon, said an official.
India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat will oversee key matters relating to India’s neighbouring countries including border disputes and incidents, development of infrastructure in forward areas and deployment of forces.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat will oversee key matters relating to India’s neighbouring countries including border disputes and incidents, development of infrastructure in forward areas and deployment of forces.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

CDS to oversee all border matters with China, Pakistan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2020 02:36 PM IST
Supply of arms and ammunition to friendly neighbouring countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Maldives will also come under the purview of the department of military affairs (DMA) headed by General Bipin Rawat.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

‘War on terror isn’t ending’: CDS General Rawat explains with a banquet analogy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 10:43 AM IST
General Rawat said that terrorism cannot be tackled unless we get to its roots.
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)

HT Editorial| Indian Army Chief: Starting on the right note

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2020 07:35 PM IST
The new Indian Army chief, General MM Naravane’s emphasis on the Constitution is welcome
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat inspects the Guard of Honour, at South Block lawns, in New Delhi on January 1.(Arvind Yadav / Hindustan Times)
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat inspects the Guard of Honour, at South Block lawns, in New Delhi on January 1.(Arvind Yadav / Hindustan Times)

Theatre command model must focus on future battles: Experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 01:56 AM IST
As the country’s first chief of defence staff (CDS), the mandate given to General Bipin Rawat includes facilitating the restructuring of military commands for optimal utilisation of resources by bringing jointness in operations, including through establishment of theatre commands.
Gen Bipin Rawat takes over as the CDS on Wednesday.(ANI)
Gen Bipin Rawat takes over as the CDS on Wednesday.(ANI)

Won’t copy models of the West: CDS Rawat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 11:57 PM IST
General Rawat’s first public comments after taking over came on the day PM Narendra Modi said the appointment of the CDS was a “momentous and comprehensive reform” that would help India face challenges of modern warfare and that the position carried the “tremendous responsibility of modernising our military forces”.
A fake letter fraudulently attributed to General Bipin Rawat has been doing the rounds on social media.(Courtesy: Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)
A fake letter fraudulently attributed to General Bipin Rawat has been doing the rounds on social media.(Courtesy: Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)

New Year fake news has General Rawat in cross-hairs, PIB rushes with denial

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 11:00 PM IST
The fake letter coincides with General Bipin Rawat’s elevation as India’s first CDS, with an aim to achieve greater efficiencies and synchronization between the three armed forces, in all spheres including recruitment, training and operation.
General Bipin Rawat appeared in his new uniform as the Chief of Defence Staff on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.(Arvind Yadav / HT Correspondent)
General Bipin Rawat appeared in his new uniform as the Chief of Defence Staff on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.(Arvind Yadav / HT Correspondent)

CDS Gen Bipin Rawat’s new peaked cap makes him ‘feel lighter’. He explains why

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 03:56 PM IST
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the Army gave details about the olive green uniform which ‘represents the parent service – in this case the army - but will have all components of the three services’.
Gen Bipin Rawat took charge as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff on January 1, 2020.(HT Photo)
Gen Bipin Rawat took charge as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff on January 1, 2020.(HT Photo)

In first message, CDS General Bipin Rawat outlines his role with a new math equation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 02:01 AM IST
As CDS, General Rawat will be the principal military adviser to the defence minister on all matters related to the tri-services.
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 chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat.(ANI)
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 chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat.(ANI)

India’s 1st chief of army staff Gen Bipin Rawat to head dept of military affairs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 09:54 AM IST
The new department is an addition to the four existing verticals in the Union defence ministry —the departments of defence, defence production, defence research and development and ex-service welfare.
(PTI Photo)
(PTI Photo)

General Bipin Rawat: A leader not afraid of tough calls, challenging status quo

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 02:27 AM IST
Those who have known the 61-year-old general for several decades say Rawat thinks outside the box, takes hard decisions and is not afraid of challenging the status quo.

‘Not a bad thing’: VK Singh on Army chief’s comment on anti-CAA protests

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 03:40 PM IST
VK Singh’s defence of General Bipin Rawat came a day after the Army Chief’s remarks on CAA and NRC, while addressing an event in the national capital on Thursday.
Two army personnel and a civilian were killed in Kupwara district along the Line of Control in Pakistani firing.(HT Photo/ By special arrangement)
Two army personnel and a civilian were killed in Kupwara district along the Line of Control in Pakistani firing.(HT Photo/ By special arrangement)

Indian artillery targets 4 terror camps across Line of Control

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ Srinagar | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 03:53 AM IST
In the Indian firing by 155mm guns — the mainstay of the artillery firepower of the army — 6-10 Pakistani soldiers and about a dozen terrorists were killed in the Neelam Valley opposite the Tangdhar sector along the LoC.
Soldiers perform Yoga on 2nd International Yoga Day in Siachen. Siachen is strategically important because so long as it is in India’s control, the Pakistani army can’t link up with the Chinese and pose a threat to Ladakh.(File photo: PTI)
Soldiers perform Yoga on 2nd International Yoga Day in Siachen. Siachen is strategically important because so long as it is in India’s control, the Pakistani army can’t link up with the Chinese and pose a threat to Ladakh.(File photo: PTI)

Soon, Army may open parts of Siachen glacier to civilians

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 08:42 AM IST
Mooted by army chief, General Bipin Rawat, the proposal to give civilians access to the glacier is at an initial stage but is being considered seriously, one of the officers cited above said on condition of anonymity.
Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said Kargil was a big misadventure undertaken by Pakistan.
Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said Kargil was a big misadventure undertaken by Pakistan.

Kargil Vijay Diwas 20th Anniversary: ‘Kargil was a big misadventure undertaken by Pakistan’, says Army chief

Hindustan Times, Drass | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 04:58 AM IST
Kargil Vijay Diwas 20th Anniversary: The Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, also said Pakistan should never attempt that the infiltration was decreasing because of the Army’s actions.
Rohini Kapur (second from left) with Madhulika (extreme left) with army chief General Bipin Rawat (right) at Army House, Rajaji Marg, on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Rohini Kapur (second from left) with Madhulika (extreme left) with army chief General Bipin Rawat (right) at Army House, Rajaji Marg, on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Army House hosts a special guest

New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2019 06:00 AM IST
The septuagenarian daughter of the army’s third Indian chief General SM Shrinagesh visited the Army House.
The Indian Army will not hesitate to take strong action to deal with terror activities along the border with Pakistan, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said on Tuesday.(PTI)
The Indian Army will not hesitate to take strong action to deal with terror activities along the border with Pakistan, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said on Tuesday.(PTI)

‘Army will take strong action against terror activities along Pakistan border,’ says General Bipin Rawat

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 05:51 PM IST
Army chief general Bipin Rawat said new guidelines are being followed to maintain peace and tranquillity along the border in the eastern sector.
Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Thursday warned soldiers who falsely call themselves ‘disabled’ and make their disability a way to earn extra money, through disability pension.(Rahul Raut/HT File PHOTO)
Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Thursday warned soldiers who falsely call themselves ‘disabled’ and make their disability a way to earn extra money, through disability pension.(Rahul Raut/HT File PHOTO)

Army chief warns soldiers who fake disability to earn extra pension

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shivani S
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 05:20 PM IST
General Bipin Rawat said that people should not consider the Indian Army just an employment opportunity. “People should remove this misconception, if you want to join the Indian Army then you have to be mentally and physically strong, you need to have strong will power and the strength to face difficult situations and find a way when there is none, only then can you truly be called an Indian Army jawan.”
Pune: Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat reviews during the passing out parade of the 135th course of the National Defence Academy (NDA), in Pune, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Pune: Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat reviews during the passing out parade of the 135th course of the National Defence Academy (NDA), in Pune, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

For good ties with India, Pakistan must become secular, act against terror: Army chief

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 07:28 PM IST
The army chief reiterated India’s stand that talks and terror can’t go together and the neighbouring country must take action on the ground against terror groups if it wanted peace with India.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat is reported to have initiated four major studies for the transformation of the Indian army into a “more agile fighting force” to face current and emerging threats and challenges(PTI)
Army chief General Bipin Rawat is reported to have initiated four major studies for the transformation of the Indian army into a “more agile fighting force” to face current and emerging threats and challenges(PTI)

Transform the army into one that can deter war or be ready to fight it

By Gurmeet Kanwal
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 08:46 AM IST
Governments are finding it tough to cope with the increasingly sophisticated hacking techniques being employed by State and non-State actors and rogue individuals
The army could cut over one lakh troops in the next few years and some of them could be assigned new roles, General Bipin Rawat said.(HT File Photo)
The army could cut over one lakh troops in the next few years and some of them could be assigned new roles, General Bipin Rawat said.(HT File Photo)

Can’t fight next war like last one, says army chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 11:55 AM IST
Army chief General Bipin Rawat said a mammoth drill is being undertaken to change the complexion and direction of the 1.2 million- strong force and transform it into a deadlier fighting machine fully prepared for future.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat and top army commanders on Tuesday discussed various aspects of a proposed restructuring of the 1.2-million strong force to sharpen its effectiveness and prepare it for future wars.(PTI File Photo)
Army chief General Bipin Rawat and top army commanders on Tuesday discussed various aspects of a proposed restructuring of the 1.2-million strong force to sharpen its effectiveness and prepare it for future wars.(PTI File Photo)

General Bipin Rawat, army brass discuss force restructuring

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2018 12:09 AM IST
As reported by Hindustan Times on September 10, the army is likely to cut over 1.5 lakh troops over the next four to five years under the overarching cadre review exercise.
Major Leetul Gogoi who will face a court martial after being indicted for meeting a Kashmiri woman at a Srinagar hotel(Screengrab)
Major Leetul Gogoi who will face a court martial after being indicted for meeting a Kashmiri woman at a Srinagar hotel(Screengrab)

Army chief assures action against Major Gogoi who met woman in Srinagar hotel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2018 04:26 PM IST
Major Leetul Gogoi is set to face a court martial after being found fraternising with a 18-year-old Kashmiri woman at a Srinagar hotel
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