Post Gen Rawat’s demise, Pak using conspiracy theories to create unrest in India

New Delhi, Dec 16: The sudden death of Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat came as a rude shock. However the disinformation campaign in Pakistan seems to be in overdrive mode suggesting all sorts of conspiracy theories.

Many said that it could be a strike by insurgents, while others called it an internal hit job. One of the most common claims being made by the Pakistanis is that the chopper in which General Rawat was travelling was shot down by the now defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The LTTE was defeated by the Sri Lankan forces in 2009.

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Year 2021: When India lost its first CDS and most beloved Commander Gen. Rawat

New Delhi, Dec 11: As the year 2021 was getting set to end, India witnessed an extreme tragic event in the passing away of the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat.

“Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) was on a visit to Defence Services Staff College, Wellington (Nilgiri Hills) to address the faculty and student officers of the Staff Course today,” the IAF said in a statement.

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Who will be CDS Rawat’s successor?

CDS General Bipin Rawat was today laid to rest in New Delhi. His cremation took place at Brar Square Crematorium, where his daughters, Kritika and Tarini performed the last rites of their father and mother. With General Bipin Rawat gone, a bid void has been left and the question arises who will be the next Chief of Defense staff.

General Rawat: What his vision for the Indian Theatre command was

New Delhi, Dec 10: The death of Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat is huge loss for the nation. General Rawat, his wife, Madhulika Rawat and 11 others died in a chopper crash that took place on Wednesday.

General Rawat was a decorated officer and was awarded for gallantry and distinguished service with Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, and Sena Medal.

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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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With threats from 2.5 fronts, Govt may go for deep dive on appointment of new CDS

New Delhi, Dec 09: The sudden and tragic demise of Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat has not only shaken up the nation, but also thrown up a very difficult question on succession.

General Rawat had a proven track record on delivery and that makes it even more difficult to find a replacement easily. The government has the task of appointing a new CDS from the Indian Army and it is expected to follow the same pattern. The overall merit cum seniority is what would be considered before appointing a new CDS.

The rules say that all service chiefs can be considered for the post. Its says that a General who can provide sound and single point advise to the government can be considered for the post of CDS.

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In Gen Rawat’s demise an unprecedented question for govt on succession

New Delhi, Dec 09: The tragic death of Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat has left a nation in mourning.

General Rawat became India’s first CDS, following a historic announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the creation of the post during his Independence Day address.

General Rawat who retired on December 31 2019 after completing his three year tenure took over as the CDS. The government had amended the Army, Air Force and Navy rules to allow the CDS to serve till the age of 65. General Rawat turned 63 in March 2021 and this meant he still had another two years in service.

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What may have gone wrong with Gen Rawat’s chopper: An Air Marshal explains 

New Delhi, Dec 09: The death of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat in a military chopper crash has perplexed many. The Indian Air Force had on Wednesday said that it has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

The flight time from Sulur to Wellington is around 40 minutes and it would be hard to determine what may have gone wrong in such a short duration of time.

Air Marshal B K Pandey tells OneIndia that the incident is unfortunate. From what I am gathering is the rotor of the chopper may have hit the tree as a result of which the crash may have occurred. Moreover the weather was very foggy at the time of the incident he also added. However I would wait for the court of inquiry to establish what went wrong, Air Marshal Pandey also said.

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Pushing boundaries to challenging status quo: Gen Rawat’s death is truly India’s greatest loss

New Delhi, Dec 09: On December 8, India lost one of its bravest sons, Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat. In the chopper crash that took place at Nilgiris on Wednesday, 12 others including General Rawat’s wife Madhulika, Rawat.

It would be extremely hard to fill in the vacuum left behind by General Rawat. He was known for his aggressive approach towards counterinsurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

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