Lt Gen. Bipin Rawat  

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    20, Dec 2016, 8:05 AM

    Does Rawat’s appointment reveal Army’s unspoken bias against Muslims?

    The appointment  of Lt General Bipin Rawat as the new Army Chief and the sidestepping of  Lt General Praveen Bakshi and Southern Army Commander, Lt General PM Hariz does raise a lot of questions. Firstly, is Modi playing favourites? Secondly, is there an unspoken rule in the Indian Army which sees to it that Muslims are never appointed to the highest positions in the uniformed forces?

  • Bipin Rawat

    18, Dec 2016, 4:00 AM

    Govt ignores 'seniority' principle only for 2nd time in history

    The government on Saturday night appointed Lt-General Bipin Rawat as the next Army chief by overlooking the senior officials - Eastern Command chief Lt-Gen Praveen Bakshi (armoured corps) and Southern Army Command chief Lt-Gen P M Hariz (mechanised infantry).