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CDS Bipin Rawat Biography Birth, Family, Education, Military Career

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Here we are with the CDS Bipin Rawat Biography , who unfortunately is no more with us. General Bipin Rawat was the first CDS of India. IAF Mi17V5 helicopter crashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu today, carrying General Bipin, family members and staff of CDS Rawat on board. He was declared dead by the Indian Air Force along with his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 other members. In this sad and sad moment, take a look at his life.

CDS Bipin Rawat Biography

General Bipin Rawat Biography, he was a general quartet of the Indian Army who was appointed India’s first CD on 30 December 2021. He assumed office on January 1, 2020.

About CDS Bipin Rawat  
Birth  16 March 1958 (Pauri, Uttarakhand) 
Death  8 December 2021 (Coonoor, Tamil Nadu) 
Age  63 years 
Education  National Defence Academy (B.Sc.) I.M.A. Defence 



Services Staff College (MPhil) 

U.S. Army Command & General Staff College (ILE) 

Chaudhary Charan Singh University (PhD) 

Wife  Madhulika Rawat 
Father  Lt. General Laxman Singh Rawat 
Years of Service  16 December 1978 – 8 November 2021 
Awards  Param Vishisht Seva Medal Uttam Yudh Seva Medal 


Ati Vishisht Seva Medal 

Yudh Seva Medal 

Sena Medal 

Vishisht Seva Medal 

Madhulika Rawat Family

Bipin Rawat and Madhulika have two daughters. Daughters have lost their parents together. Rawat’s one daughter’s name is Kritika Rawat and the other daughter’s name is Tarini. After this sad news, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh came to meet the daughters and consoled them. Bipin Rawat’s wife Madhulika was the President of Army Women Welfare Association. Apart from this, she was also associated with Army Welfare. She used to work for the welfare of wives, children and dependents of army personnel. According to the information, Madhulika Rawat did her graduation in psychology from Delhi University.

CDS Bipin Rawat: Awards 

During his career that spanned over 40 years, CDS General Bipin Rawat received many medals and honours for gallantry and distinguished service. These are mentioned below:

1- Param Vishisht Seva Medal

2- Uttam Yudh Seva Medal

3- Ati Vishisht Seva Medal

4- Yudh Seva Medal

5- Sena Medal

6- Vishisht Seva Medal

7- Wound Medal

8- Samanya Seva Medal

9- Special Service Medal

10- Operation Parakram Medal

11- Sainya Seva Medal

12- High Altitude Service Medal

13- Videsh Seva Medal

14- 50th Anniversary of Independence Medal

15- 30 Years Long Service Medal

16- 20 Years Long Service Medal

17-  9 Years Long Service Medal


CDS Bipin Rawat Death 

Chief of Defence Staff of the Indian Armed Forces was declared dead by the Indian Air Force. He was aboard IAF Mi 175 V5 helicopter that crashed near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.


He received his formal education at the Cambrian Hall School in Dehradun and St Edward’s School in Shimla and later joined the National Defense Academy, Khadakwasla and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, where he was awarded the Honorary Sword.

He also graduated from the Defense Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington and the Senior Command Course at the United States Army Staff and Command College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

It also wore an M.Phil. Degree in Defense Science from University of Madras and Diploma in Administration and Computer Science.

He got his Ph.D. was awarded. in Philosophy from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut for his research in Strategic Studies of Military Resources.

military career

On 16 December 1978, CDS Bipin Rawat was assigned to the 5th Battalion of the 11 Gorkha Rifles, similar to his father Laxman Singh Rawat.

He has spent 10 years in anti-terrorist operations and has worked in various majors for the present CDS.

While in the rank of Major, CDS Bipin Rawat commanded a company in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir. He commanded his battalion along the LAC at Kibithu as a colonel.

Promoted to the rank of Brigadier, he commanded Sector 5 and Multinational Brigade of Rashtriya Rifles at Sopore during Chapter VII Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

Where he was awarded the honor of the Force Commander twice.

Bipin Rawat assumed the role of Commanding General of the 19th Infantry Division at Uri when he was promoted to the rank of Major General.

As a lieutenant general, he commands the III Corps based in Dimapur before taking over the command of the Southern Army in Pune.

After being promoted to the rank of Army Commander, he assumed the rank of Commander General (GOCinC) of Southern Command. Soon after, he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army.

Was appointed the 27th Chief of Staff of the Army by the Government of India on 17 December 2016 and assumed office on 31 December 2016.

He was also the 57th and last chairman of the State Committee of Chiefs-Major of the Indian Army.

Appointed first CDS on December 30, 2021 and assumed office on January 1, 2020.

Rank  Date of Appointment 
Second Lieutenant  16 December 1978 
Lieutenant  16 December 1980 
Captain  31 July 1984 
Major  16 December 1989 
Lieutenant Colonel  1 June 1998 
Colonel  1 August 2003 
Brigadier  1 October 2007 
Major General  20 October 2011 
Lieutenant General  1 June 2014  
General (COAS)  1 January 2017 
General (CDS)  30 December 2019 

Reducing Terrorism in the Northeast

He was instrumental in reducing militancy in the Northeast, with the 2015 cross-border operation in Myanmar as one of the highlights of his career.

In which the Indian Army successfully retaliated to an ambush by NSCNK militants. The mission was carried out by the Operational Command of III Corps Dimapur under the supervision of Rawat.

role in surgical strikes

It was also part of the 2016 surgical strike plan, in which the Indian Army crossed the Line of Control and entered Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Rawat is said to have been monitoring developments from the southern block of New Delhi.

Other achievements of Rawat as Army Commander

Rawat also played an important role in the formation of the army. He was instrumental in restructuring the army to reduce administrative interference, reduce duplicity and enhance combat capability.

He also made sure the person behind the car remained important, with new assault rifles purchased in the United States. He also played an important role in the modernization of the army.

However, his tenure was also marred by controversies. During his tenure, the military accepted the government’s decision to introduce disability pension, angering the disabled veterans by the military fraternity.

Timeline of the event: IAF chopper crash

1- CDS General Bipin Rawat was on a scheduled visit to Defence Services Staff College, Wellington to interact with the Student Officers.

2- The IAF Mi 17 V5 helicopter took off from Sulur Air Base at 11:48 am on 8 December 2021 and was expected to land at Wellington by 12:15 pm.

3- At approximately 12:08 pm, Air Traffic Control at Sulur Air Base lost contact with the chopper.

4- Thereafter, a few locals spotted a fire in the forest near Coonoor and rushed to the spot.

5- The locals saw the wreckage of a military helicopter engulfed in flames.

6- Rescue teams from the local administration in the vicinity reached the site and attempted to recover the survivors from the crash site.

7- All those recovered from the wreckage were rushed to the Military Hospital, Wellington.

8- Out of the total 14 persons aboard the ill-fated helicopter, 13 have succumbed to their injuries.

9- Group Captain Varun Singh is the sole survivor of the tragic crash. His condition is critical but stable.

10- The mortal remains of the 13 people will be brought to Delhi by today evening for last rites.

Some question and answers

1. bipin rawat salary?

Ans. Salary (as the Chief of Defence Staff)

2. bipin rawat son?

Ans. Son- Don’t have son
Daughter(s)- 2
Rawat’s one daughter’s name is Kritika Rawat and the other daughter’s name is Tarini. Son- Not Known Daughter(s)- 2 • Kritika Rawat • He has 1 more daughter

3. bipin rawat wife?

Ans. Madhulika Rawat

4. bipin rawat age?

Ans. 63 years

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