Lt General Satish Dua The government of India has recently issued a notification regarding appointment of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). According to this notification, the CDS may be appointed from among serving as well as retired three or four star rank officers from all three services — Army, Navy and Air Force — subject to their being less than 62 years of age. This … [Read more...] about Chief of Defence Staff : An imperative for the Indian Armed Forces
Gen. Bipin Rawat
Jaibans Singh There was an instance recently where the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, had allegedly addressed the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat as "Shri" and put down his designation as "Secretary" DMA, in an official letter to the Department of Military Affairs (DMA), Ministry of Defence (MOD). The first thought that comes to … [Read more...] about Mishandling of Armed Forces can weaken the Nation
Jaibans Singh The annual press conference of Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Indian Army, on the occasion of Army Day, was held on 10, January this year. As was expected, more than 50 percent of the questions related to Kashmir and the situation there. This is a clear indication that the media stays tuned to the Kashmir imbroglio more than anything else. The Army Chief, General … [Read more...] about Army Chief’s has laid down an honest, transparent Kashmir policy
Farooq Wani The recent incident of stone pelting on an army administrative convoy of vehicles, which prompted a response of firing and led to the death of two young boys, has opened a debate on the growing confrontation between the security forces and Kashmiri youth. Since insurgency broke out in the Kashmir Valley in 1990s, mobs have been prudently avoiding direct … [Read more...] about Stone Pelting during encounters: Does it help?
Jaibans Singh “Foot in mouth” is accepted as a common affliction for politicians universally and more so in India. Of late, this affliction seems to be attaining unprecedented heights with the Indian Armed Forces also being subjected to some very ill-informed, obtuse and crude comments by politicians. Recently, a state minister of the Mehbooba Mufti led government of Jammu … [Read more...] about Heed Army Chief’s call to challenge radicalisation in J&K