Bipin Rawat

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Bipin Rawat

Bipin Rawat (CDS).jpg
Official Military Portrait
27th Chief of the Army Staff
In office
31 December 2016 – 31 November 2019
PresidentPranab Mukherjee
Ram Nath Kovind
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byDalbir Singh
Personal details
Born(1958-03-16)16 March 1958
Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
Died8 December 2021(2021-12-08) (aged 63)
Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
Spouse(s)Madhulika Rawat
RelationsLt. Gen. Laxman Singh Rawat (Father)
Alma materNational Defence Academy (BSc)
Indian Military Academy
Defence Services Staff College (MPhil)
U.S. Army Command & General Staff College (ILE)
Chaudhary Charan Singh University (PhD)
AwardsParam Vishisht Seva Medal ribbon.svg Param Vishisht Seva Medal
Uttam Yudh Seva Medal ribbon.svg Uttam Yudh Seva Medal
Ati Vishisht Seva Medal ribbon.svg Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
Yudh Seva Medal ribbon.svg Yudh Seva Medal
Sena Medal ribbon.svg Sena Medal
Vishisht Seva Medal ribbon.svg Vishisht Seva Medal
Military service
Allegiance India
Branch/service Indian Army
Years of service16 December 1978 – 8 December 2021
RankGeneral of the Indian Army.svg General
Unit5/11 Gorkha Rifles
CommandsChief of the Army Staff
Vice Chief of the Army Staff
IA Southern Command.jpg Southern Command
III Corps
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.[1][2][3]

Death[change | change source]

Rawat died on 8 December 2021 in a helicopter crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.[4] 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.[5] General Rawat was 63.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gautam Sharma (1988). The path of glory: exploits of the 11 Gorkha Rifles. Allied Publishers.
  2. "Press Information Bureau". Archived from the original on 2016-12-22. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  3. "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.
  4. "Bipin Rawat: India's top general dies in helicopter crash". BBC News. 2021-12-08. Retrieved 2021-12-08.
  5. 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.

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