CDS – From Nehru to Modi: In conversation with Jairam Ramesh

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The appointment of General Bipin Rawat as Chief of Defence Staff is the biggest defence reform in India in decades. Jairam Ramesh, former union minister and biographer of one of India’s most controversial defence ministers, Krishna Menon, speaks to TOI’s Nalin Mehta on why the idea of a CDS took so long to implement, why it wasn’t done in the early years after independence, civil-military relations in the Nehru years and the reasons behid the military debacle of the 1962 war with China.





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