Bipin Rawat was born in 1955, in Dehradun. His father’s name is Ram Nath Rawat, and he also served in the Indian Army. He is a graduate of the prestigious Indian Military Academy. He got commissioned into The Grenadiers regiment in June 1975. He is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and the Army War College.
Who is CDS Bipin Rawat?
General Bipin Rawat is the current Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army. He took charge as the 27th Chief of Army Staff on 31 December 2016 and became the first Indian Army officer to be elevated to the rank of Chief of the Army Staff through a transparent, online selection process.
General Rawat was commissioned into the 4th Battalion of the Assam Regiment in December 1978. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Pune and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.
He holds a master’s degree in defence studies from University of Madras. He has attended several higher command and staff courses, including the Higher Command course at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington; the Higher Command course at the National Defence College, Delhi; the Defence Services Staff College course at the Higher Command and Staff Course, Mhow; and the Joint Services Staff College course at the Joint Services Staff Course, UK.
Why is CDS Bipin Rawat an important figure in Indian Politics?
The Chief of the Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat is a sensitive and important figure in Indian politics. He is one of the most powerful army officers in India. He is a man who is on the top of the list of most powerful army officers in the world.
He holds the highest military post in India, the Chief of Army Staff. General Rawat is the 33rd chief of the Indian army. General Rawat took charge as the army chief on 31 December 2016.
He is the third army chief in Indian history to have taken the commander-in-chief position on active duty.
The other two army chiefs who have taken charge of active duty are General Kodandera Madappa Cariappa and General K.S. Thimayya. General Bipin Rawat is the youngest Army Chief since General S.H.F Jog.
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How CDS Bipin Rawat changed the way the Indian Army functions?
The recently appointed Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army, Lt General Bipin Rawat has been in the spotlight since he took over the office.
To tell you the truth, the changes he is making in the Indian Army will not only be beneficial in the long run but are also going to be appreciated by the Indian Armed Forces.
And, it is very important to have a strong Indian Army, especially with the increasing instances of terrorism and the growing presence of Pakistan. Today, we will take a look at the life of this General and his rise to the top.
Bipin Rawat’s main achievements.
I am sure that most people have heard about the Indian General Bipin Rawat. He is the current Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army and the first officer from the Indian Army Armored Corps to hold the post.
He assumed office on 31 December 2016, following the retirement of General Dalbir Singh. He succeeded General Dalbir Singh, who held the office of Chief of Army Staff for a year. General Rawat was commissioned into the 4th Battalion of the 11th Gorkha Rifles in December 1978.
He was given the responsibility of the Officer Commanding of the 3rd Battalion of 11 Gorkha Rifles in the Northern Sector in Siachen Glacier, which is one of the most inhospitable regions in the world.
He later served as the General Staff Officer Grade 2 at the Directorate of Military Operations and Assistant Director (Military Operations) at the Army Headquarters in New Delhi.
Later, he commanded the 9th Battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles (9 JAK Rifles) in the Kashmir Valley. He also had the opportunity to train the Afghan National Security Forces.
India Loss their CDS
Chief of Indian Army Staff, Bipin Rawat Unfortunately, died on 8 December 2021 due to an Indian Air force helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor. In this accident we lost CDS Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 other people.