|27th Chief of the Army Staff|
31 December 2016 – 31 November 2019
Ram Nath Kovind
|Prime Minister||Narendra Modi|
|Preceded by||Dalbir Singh|
|Born||16 March 1958|
Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
|Died||8 December 2021 (aged 63)|
Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
|Relations||Lt. Gen. Laxman Singh Rawat (Father)|
|Alma mater||National Defence Academy (BSc)|
Indian Military Academy
Defence Services Staff College (MPhil)
U.S. Army Command & General Staff College (ILE)
Chaudhary Charan Singh University (PhD)
|Awards|| Param Vishisht Seva Medal|
Uttam Yudh Seva Medal
Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
Yudh Seva Medal
Vishisht Seva Medal
|Years of service||16 December 1978 – 8 December 2021|
|Unit||5/11 Gorkha Rifles|
|Commands||Chief of the Army Staff|
Vice Chief of the Army Staff
19 Infantry Division
MONUSCO North Kivu Brigade
Rashtriya Rifles, Sector 5
5/11 Gorkha Rifles
General Bipin Rawat (16 March 1958 – 8 December 2021), PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC was the Chief of the Defence Staff of the Indian Armed Forces and the former Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army. He became Chief of Army Staff on 31 December 2016 after retirement of General Dalbir Singh.
Death[change | change source]
Rawat died on 8 December 2021 in a helicopter crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. General Rawat, his wife, Madhulika Rawat and 11 others were on the way to Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington when the helicopter crashed, killing all the people on board. General Rawat was 63.
References[change | change source]
- Gautam Sharma (1988). The path of glory: exploits of the 11 Gorkha Rifles. Allied Publishers.
- "Press Information Bureau". Archived from the original on 2016-12-22. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
- "GENERAL BIPIN RAWAT takes over as the 27th COAS of the INDIAN ARMY". pib.nic.in. Archived from the original on 2017-01-01. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
- "Bipin Rawat: India's top general dies in helicopter crash". BBC News. 2021-12-08. Retrieved 2021-12-08.
- Correspondent, Special (2021-12-08). "Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat, wife, 11 others die in IAF helicopter crash near Coonoor". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-12-08.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Bipin Rawat at Wikimedia Commons