Defence Ministry

It’s official now, Gen Rawat appointed as 1st CDS

The government has decided to appoint Gen Bipin Rawat as Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) with effect from December 31, 2019 and until further orders and extension in service of Gen Bipin Rawat with effect from December 31, 2019 and till such period he holds the office of CDS,” an official statement issued late night on Monday. Read More

Outgoing Army Chief Gen Rawat to be first CDS

The government on Monday announced outgoing Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat as first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). Read More

Rajnath Singh launches Dashboard of DoD

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday launched Dashboard of Department Defence (DoD). Read More

Rajnath Singh launches DefExpo 2020 mobile app

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday launched the mobile app of the forthcoming DefExpo 2020 here. Read More

CDS to bring about greater coordination & jointness in three Services

I n a landmark decision aimed at bringing reforms in higher defence management in the country, the Cabinet on Tuesday approved to create the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in the rank of a four-star General with salary and perquisites equivalent to a Service Chief. Read More

Cabinet approves creation of CDS post

The Cabinet on Tuesday gave approval for creation of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) post with four-star General officer. Read More

Chief of Defence Staff, Why?

ndia should not have a fragmented approach. Our entire military power will have to work in unison. All the three (Services) should move simultaneously at the same pace. Read More

Innovation is key to self-reliance in defence sector: Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday emphasized on the importance of ‘Ideation, Innovation and Incubation’ in cutting edge-technologies to achieve the goal of indigenization and self-reliance in the defence sector. Read More

Russia assures full support in enhancing India’s defence capabilities

The 19th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Military Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-M&MTC) meeting, co-chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister General Sergey Shoigu was held here on Wednesday. Read More

Lt Gen Anup Banerji assumes charge as DG AFMS

Lt Gen Anup Banerji on Friday assumed office as Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services (DG AFMS) here. Read More


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