General M M Naravane frontrunner to be next Chief of Defence Staff

New Delhi, Dec 09: A new Chief of Defence Staff will be appointed soon and going by the recommendations and rules, Indian Army Chief, General M M Naravane is the frontrunner.

This became necessary following the death of Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat in an air crash on December 8. The appointment of a new CDS is likely to be made soon so that he can carry on the military reforms initiated by General Rawat to create theatre commands and also bring in jointness in the functioning of the Army, Indian Air Force and Navy.

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In 1987, when Army almost broke Pakistan into four and govt said no

army1987Over the past few days, there have been claims and counter-claims regarding surgical strikes on terror camps being nurtured and run by Pakistan. It had even become a poll issue in Gujarat with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, unlike his predecessor he had shown guts and ordered surgical strikes across the Line of Control.
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Decoding the IAF highway touchdown: Why is this exercise important for India’s defence

iaftouchdownThe Indian Air Force on Tuesday conducted a touchdown exercise on the Agra Expressway.

The exercise was conducted to test the capability of the jets to land on highways in case of an emergency or war like situation. It is an important exercise for the Air Force and to explain the same, OneIndia caught up with Air Marshal (retd), B K Pandey.

Breaking down the exercise and its significance, Air Marshal Pandey said that in the event of a war, the first task of any air force is to counter air operations.

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