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The recurring protests suggest that Gen. Rawat’s warning has fallen on deaf ears in Kashmir. People continue to risk their lives by confronting forces so that they can disrupt live encounters and help the trapped militants escape.
Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, who was superseded along with another senior officer in selection of the new army chief, met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday.
Moving on from this appointment row, it is high time we hold the hands of Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat and support him in all his endeavours to take our famed army to higher glory.
The CPM on Monday criticised the government for bypassing the established convention while naming a new army chief and said the military should not be subject to political interference.
The Congress has questioned Lt General Bipin Rawat's appointment as the new Army Chief.
Lt Gen Bipin Rawat as army chief: Strategic vision, not tactical achievements may have swung decision
Let us hope that Lt. Gen Bipin Rawat has been rewarded by the Modi government for his “strategic” leadership (or its assessment that the new chief will provide such a leadership) attributes, not necessarily for his “tactical” achievements in Kashmir, the China-borders and dealing with counterinsurgencies
The development came a day after the government appointed Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Bipin Rawat as the new army chief superseding his two senior officers.
Lt Gen Bipin Rawat's appointment as next Army Chief: BJP hits at Congress for 'politicising' the issue
BJP said the new army chief was picked up from a pool of five senior-most officers, who are all competent, and Rawat's appointment should not be seen as a negative against others.
The Defence Ministry insisted on Sunday that Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, named the next Army Chief overlooking the generally followed seniority norm, was "best suited" for the job.
Many senior army officers will not only be surprised but also deeply dismayed at the government’s decision to supersede the Indian Army’s two most senior officers while appointing Lt Gen Bipin Rawat as the next Chief of Army Staff.
The government appointed Lt Gen. Bipin Rawat as the new army chief, superseding his two senior officers, while Air Marshal BS Dhanoa has been made the new chief of the Indian Air Force