Govt names Lt Gen. Bipin Rawat as new Army Chief, Air Marshal B.S. Dhanoa as new IAF Chief

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Govt names Lt Gen. Bipin Rawat as new Army Chief, Air Marshal B.S. Dhanoa as new IAF Chief
Updated: Dec 17, 2016 21:26 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 17 (ANI): The government on Saturday announced the name of Lt Gen. Bipin Rawat as the new Chief of the Army Staff and Air Marshal B.S. Dhanoa as the new Chief of Air Staff.

Lt Gen. Praveen Bakshi, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Indian Army's Eastern Command at Kolkata, and the senior most General to succeed Dalbir Singh, was superseded in the appointment.

Lt Gen. Rawat, Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) of Indian Army, will succeed General Dalbir Singh, where as Air Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, Vice Chief of the Air Staff, will replace Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha - both set to retire on December 31.

As per reports, Lt Gen Bakshi; Lt Gen PM Hariz, the Southern Army Commander, and Lt Gen Bipin Rawat were in the fray to succeed General Dalbir Singh, while the name of Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, a Kargil veteran, was also making rounds for the top post for quite some time.

A formal announcement was expected to be made after the Winter Session of Parliament. (ANI)


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Modi govt appoints Rajiv Jain as Intelligence Bureau chief, and Anil Dhasmana as RAW director


Anil Dhasmana has been named the new chief of India's spy agency RAW, while Rajiv Jain has been named the new chief of the IB.

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  • December 17, 2016 19:53 IST


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The Narendra Modi government on Saturday named new chiefs to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

New RAW chief

Anil Dhasmana has been named the new chief of India's spy agency RAW, which looks after intelligence-gathering from foreign lands. Dhasmana is a 1981-batch Madhya Pradesh-cadre officer. He will be replacing Rajinder Khanna, a 1978-batch IPS officer. In fact, Khanna was the first person to be elected RAW chief from within the organisation, as opposed to his predecessors — right from founding-director RN Kao — who were chosen from outside the organisation.


Dhasmana is reportedly an expert on Balochistan, a restive province in Pakistan that claims the country annexed it soon after gaining independence in 1947. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had raised the issue of Balochistan during the Independence Day speech this year — a move seen by political observers as countering Pakistan's constant harping on Kashmir.

New IB chief

Rajiv Jain has been named the new chief of the IB, which gathers intelligence within India. Jain is a 1980-batch Jharkhand-cadre officer. He will be replacing Dineshwar Sharma, a Kerala-cadre 1979-batch IPS officer. Both Jain and Dhasmana were frontrunners for the respective posts they have been chosen for.

It had already been reported that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), IB and RAW would get new chiefs. The CBI has since got a new director in 1984-batch Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana, who replaced Anil Sinha. According to an official statement from the CBI, Asthana "has been decorated with the Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2001 and the President's Police Medal for Distinguished service in 2009."


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Superseding two senior Lt Gens, Bipin Rawat is new Army Chief; Dhanoa to head Air Force
The only other time the seniormost officer has not been appointed Chief was in 1983, when Lt Gen S K Sinha was overlooked for the post in favour of Gen A S Vaidya.

Written by Sushant Singh | New Delhi | Published on:December 18, 2016 5:34 am

The government on Saturday announced Lt General Bipin Rawat would be the new Army Chief, superseding two seniormost Lt Generals, Praveen Bakshi and P M Hariz. The only other time the seniormost officer has not been appointed Chief was in 1983, when Lt Gen S K Sinha was overlooked for the post in favour of Gen A S Vaidya. Lt Gen Rawat, who is currently Vice Chief of Army Staff, will take over as the 26th Chief after Gen Dalbir Singh retires on December 31. Lt Gen Rawat is an Infantry officer, having been commissioned in the Fifth Battalion of the Eleven Gorkha Rifles.





Lt Gen Bakshi, who heads the Kolkata-headquartered Eastern Command, is from the Armoured Corps. The Armoured Corps and Infantry are both fighting arms. Gen Shankar Roy Chowdhury was the last Armoured Corps officer to be Army Chief (1994-97). Lt Gen Hariz, who is from the Mechanised Infantry, heads the Pune-headquartered Southern Command.


Senior Defence Ministry sources told The Sunday Express that “merit and suitability have been taken into account while selecting the new Army Chief”. “Lt Gen Rawat”, they said, “had more than 10 years of experience in counter-insurgency operations and on the Line of Control, besides serving on the China border. He has the requisite experience considering the current situation”.


Lt Gen Hariz, by contrast, had no experience in an operational area, the sources said. And Lt Gen Bakshi had mostly been posted in Rajasthan. “The two postings he has done in J&K are both in staff — once as a Colonel in Doda and then as a Lt General as the Chief of Staff in Northern Command,” they said.


The government’s choice is likely to trigger accusations of political interference, because the postings of an Armoured Corps officer are in the plains and deserts where tank battles are likely to be fought with Pakistan. Also, Lt Gen Bakshi was heading one of two operational commands, the Eastern Command, which looks after the sensitive China border and conducts counterinsurgency operations in the Northeast.


“It is the government’s prerogative to select the new Army Chief. It has only happened once earlier that the seniormost officer was overlooked, in the case of Lt Gen S K Sinha in 1983. But the criterion for deep selection by the government is not clear as it knows little about the job of an Army Commander. There is nothing spectacular about serving in J&K. If there is a war tomorrow, it could be fought in plains and deserts. What happens then?” said Lt Gen H S Panag (retd), a former Northern Army Commander, who has taught the three contenders at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, and at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.


Before Saturday’s announcement, the government had deviated from another usual practice — that of announcing the incoming Army Chief at least 60 days in advance. The delay led to intense speculation that the government may overlook the principle of seniority in making its choice. The fact that Lt Gen Rawat moved in as the Vice Chief on September 1 — when Lt Gen Bakshi was the seniormost of the Army Commanders and next in line to be the Chief — fanned the speculation.


Commissioned in the Army in December 1978, Lt Gen Rawat commanded an Infantry battalion along the Line of Actual Control in the Eastern Sector, a 5 Sector Rashtriya Rifles, and 19 Infantry Division in the Kashmir Valley. As a Brigadier, he also commanded a multinational brigade in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he was twice awarded the Force Commander’s Commendation. Prior to taking over as the Vice Chief, he was GOC-in-C, Southern Command, at Pune.

The government also announced that Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa will be the 22nd Chief of the Air Force, replacing Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha who retires at the end of the year. Commissioned in the IAF in June 1978 as a fighter pilot, he is a Qualified Flying Instructor and has flown various types of fighter aircraft in his distinguished career. During the Kargil operations, he commanded a fighter squadron and himself flew numerous night strike missions over mountainous terrain.

Air Marshal Dhanoa has the distinction of having held a number of important operational appointments including Station Commander of a fighter base and leader of an Indian Military Training Team abroad. He has also served as Chief Instructor (Air) at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Intelligence) at Air Headquarters, and Senior Air Staff Officer of two operational Commands. Prior to being appointed Vice Chief, he was Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the South-Western Air Command.


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New top guns: A look at the next army, air force and spy chiefs
Published December 18, 2016
SOURCE: www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/new-top-guns-a-look-at-the-next-army-air-force-and-spy-chiefs/story-7qDILWA3pFvWrNsC3gZYxH.html



The government announced on Saturday the names of the new army and airforce chief along with the heads of the spy agencies.

Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat will take over as the new chief of army staff from General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the head of the 1.3 million strong force and Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa has been chosen as the new chief of the Indian Air Force, the ministry said.

The government also announced Anil Dhasmana as the new chief of the Research and Analysis Wing while Rajiv Jain will head the domestic agency Intelligence Bureau.

These are the first high profile defence appointments by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.

Read |?‘What about seniority’: Cong questions new army chief Bipin Rawat’s appointment

Here’s a look at the appointments:

Indian Army:?Lt Gen Bipin Rawat

Commissioned in the 11 Gorkha Rifles in December 1978, Rawat has commanded an infantry battalion along the Line of Actual Control, a Rashtriya Rifles sector and an infantry division in the Kashmir Valley. He has vast experience in high-altitude warfare and counter-insurgency operations.

A tough fighter

• Lt Gen Bipin Rawat joined the Indian Army in Dec 1978

• He was commissioned into 5/11 Gorkha Rifles

• He is second consecutive chief from the Gorkha Rifles

• General Rawat’s father was also a lieutenant general

• Rawat was commanding the Pune-based Southern Command before he was appointed army vice-chief

• Rawat miraculously survived a chopper accident when he was commander the Dimapur-based Headquarters 3 Corps

• He headed the Indian brigade during the UN peacekeeping operation in Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2008

• The general is credited with providing dynamic leadership under the UN banner

• Indian peacekeepers switched approach under his command

IAF:?Air Marshal BS Dhanoa

Dhanoa has flown various types of fighter aircraft and is a qualified flying instructor. He commanded a fighter squadron during the Kargil Operations and flew numerous night strike missions in the mountainous terrain.

An action-packed career

• Air Marshal BS Dhanoa joined the IAF as a fighter pilot in June 1978

• His father, SS Dhanoa, was the chief secretary of Punjab

• Dhanoa saw action during the Kargil war and was awarded Yudh Seva Medal

• He is currently the IAF’S vice-chief and before that was heading the South-Western Air Command

• He will be the third Sikh to head the IAF after distinguished military leaders Arjan Singh and Dilbag Singh

IB:?Rajiv Jain

The New IB chief is expected to sharpen focus on coordinating the government’s financial surveillance programme after demonetisation.

A seasoned hand

• Rajiv Jain, a 1980-batch officer, joined the IB in 1989 as assistant director

• Jharkhand-cadre officer Jain, is the senior-most special director with the IB

• He is the domestic intelligence wing’s pointsman for other agencies in the government’s demonetisation exercise

• Jain handled assignments as chief of Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau (SIB)

• Headed the Ahmedabad SIB between 2005 and 2008, and later in Delhi from 2008 to 2012

• Jain, who is at present serving as the Special Director in the IB, will take over on January 1 after the incumbent Dineshwar Sharma completes his two-year tenure on December 31

• He was advisor to the previous NDA government’s interlocutor on Kashmir K C Pant when talks were held with separatist leaders like Shabbir Shah

R&AW:?Anil Kumar Dhasmana

Anil Kumar Dhasmana, who joined the RAW in 1993 from his parent cadre Madhya Pradesh, has worked extensively with the external intelligence agency’s Pakistan desk.

An expert on Pakistan

• Anil Kumar Dhasmana joined the R&AW in 1993

• He is known to be a Pakistan expert

• Dhasmana is a 1981-batch IPS officer
 

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Govt names Lt Gen. Bipin Rawat as new Army Chief, Air Marshal B.S. Dhanoa as new IAF Chief
Updated: Dec 17, 2016 21:26 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 17 (ANI): The government on Saturday announced the name of Lt Gen. Bipin Rawat as the new Chief of the Army Staff and Air Marshal B.S. Dhanoa as the new Chief of Air Staff.

Lt Gen. Praveen Bakshi, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Indian Army's Eastern Command at Kolkata, and the senior most General to succeed Dalbir Singh, was superseded in the appointment.

Lt Gen. Rawat, Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) of Indian Army, will succeed General Dalbir Singh, where as Air Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, Vice Chief of the Air Staff, will replace Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha - both set to retire on December 31.

As per reports, Lt Gen Bakshi; Lt Gen PM Hariz, the Southern Army Commander, and Lt Gen Bipin Rawat were in the fray to succeed General Dalbir Singh, while the name of Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, a Kargil veteran, was also making rounds for the top post for quite some time.

A formal announcement was expected to be made after the Winter Session of Parliament. (ANI)


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Gov had good chance to from CDS post as at various forums/media it was rumored that Lt Gen. Praveen Bakshi, a good officer would be made CDS and its just formality pending.But it looks like nothing is going to happen .

An NDA gov cann`t even fullfill its own promise made in election manifesto 2014 where no support of opposition or approval from Judiciary is required or it can be challenged.

ITs look like MoD babus fooled nation as well as RW leaning newspaper & Individual as most of this where spread by MoD babus itself so as to avoid questioning from RW individuals on social media

Now it looks like there wont be anymore CDS or its equivalent post in India.I would still wait till 31 dec 2016 the last working day of Lt Gen. Praveen Bakshi.But i doubt there would be any sort of news around new year

Mod babus fooled MP and PM as well
 

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