IAF Mi-17V5 Crashed Near Coonoor (Tamil Nadu)-CDS Onboard

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Moral responsibility ? Also take kadi ninda with him
Kadi ninda is much better than his predecessor in the chair. Do you want Nirmala Tai running defence once again? Unless you want to introduce a gender neutral washroom in forces, you better stick with Kadi Ninda. Fact is, he has been doing understated but stellar work as DM. Of course he can't be equated with legend like Parrikar.
 

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CDS's role is that of a single point military advisor to the Prime Minister and to ensure coordination among the three arms. It is an executive appointment with no statutory or constitutional provisioning, hence very much left to the discretion of the Executive. Also, since General Rawat was the first appointment, there is no burden of precedence to be followed, they may very well make this post analogous to NSA where Cabinet appoints handpicked people
 

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I remember watching a video where he visited his village to Look for a place to build a post-retirement home. He never got to retire.
This is why we respect our armed forces more than anyone else, they sacrificed their everything for us, and here we have politicians using them as mere cannon fodder.
 

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Is it possible in India to appoint again a retired personnel?
As a CDS, technically yes. CDS doesn't have any active military command under him/her. But there are a lot of other factors that go in- Forces have a conventional mindset and stuff like rank and file matter a lot.
 

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Navy Chief took responsibility during 2012-13 Navy mishap incident relating to INS Sindhurakshak and stepped down.

Just thinking, this is a heavy blot on IAF, crashing a VVIP flight that too, due to human error requires a scapegoat to take the bullet. I agree CAS should not, he was just recently appointed and has no responsibility in this.

Navy chief also shouldn't have stepped down for that incident. Most likely pathetic Antony forced him to put his papers in. The Chiefs can't be stepping down everytime something goes wrong. A Chief doesn't only run the service, but prepares and moulds the service during his tenure. A sudden step down by Chief would hinder more than help in such long term goals.
 

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Kadi ninda is much better than his predecessor in the chair. Do you want Nirmala Tai running defence once again? Unless you want to introduce a gender neutral washroom in forces, you better stick with Kadi Ninda. Fact is, he has been doing understated but stellar work as DM. Of course he can't be equated with legend like Parrikar.
I am sorry to say but this is defeatist mindset. Bar has been set by Manohar Parrikar ji and Rajnath Singh has fallen short by miles.
 

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