Army Chief Receives Param Vishisht Seva Medal From President Kovind
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:10 PM
Chief of Army Staff Bipin Rawat was conferred with Param Vishisht Seva Medal by President Ramnath Kovind on Thursday for distinguished services. The medal was presented to General Rawat at Defence Investiture Ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan. Army's sepoy Vrahma Pal Singh and CRPF jawans Rajendra Nain and Ravindra Babban Dhanwade were decorated with the Kirti Chakra, India's second highest peacetime gallantry award, posthumously.
Raksha Mantri clears stand on women in combat roles, slams Congress on Rafale deal
Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 8:28 AM
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said she didn't approve of Army Chief's controversial statement that cited a-rather-logistical reason for not posting women on combat frontlines. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, when asked about why women were not assigned combat roles, had said women would have to be cocooned. Sitharaman said it was the Congress party, and not the BJP, that was misleading the nation.