XLVI: Of Army Chiefs and Padma Vibhushans

Do we have a SOP for conferring civilian awards on uniformed personnel and why delay appointing a new CDS?

The Prime Minister being briefed by Lt. Gen Harinder Singh in Ladakh. Also seen are Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane, Northern Army Commander Lt. Gen. YK Joshi. (Source: Aditya Raj Kaul)

The National Identity talks often, some might say too often, about succession planning within the Armed Forces. National Identities XI, XII, XXV, XXXIII, XLI, XLV over five years. One reason I do it often is that it…

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