CDS Bipin Rawat Full Biography

CDS Bipin Rawat

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CDS Bipin Rawat died in an Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu

CDS Bipin Rawat Full Name General Bipin Laxman Singh Rawat (16 March 1958 – 8 December 2021) was a four-star general of the Indian Army. He was India’s first Defense Chief (CDS). On 30 December 2019, he was appointed as the first CDS of India and took office on 1 January 2020. Prior to taking office as CDS, he served as the 57th and final Chairman of the 26th Staff Committee and the 26th Chief of Staff  Indian Army personnel.

On December 8, 2021, CDS Bipin Rawat died in an Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu. He was accompanied by his wife and his staff.

CDS Bipin Rawat has served the country with incredible courage and zeal. As the first Defense Commander, he had organized a reunion of our Armed Forces.

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Bipin Rawat Biography Early life

CDS Bipin Rawat was born in Pauri, Uttarakhand, on March 16, 1958, into the Hindu family Garhwali Rajput ,a family that had served the Indian Army for generations. His father Laxman Singh Rawat was from Sainj in the Pauri Garhwal region and was promoted to lieutenant general. Her mother was from the Uttarkashi region and was the daughter of Kishan Singh Parmar, a former member of the Uttarkashi (MLA) legislature.

Bipin Rawat Education

CDS Bipin Rawat  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.

CDS Bipin Rawat 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.

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CDS Bipin Rawat also wore an M.Phil. Degree in Defense Science from Madras University and Diploma in Administration and Computer Science.

CDS Bipin Rawat got his Ph.D. was awarded. in Philosophy from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut for his thesis in Strategic Studies of Military Resources.

Personal Life

About Bipin Rawat wife and Children

In 1985, CDS Bipin Rawat conjoin to Madhulika Raje Singh, a descendant of the traditional blue blood family, she was the daughter of Kunwar Mrigendra Singh, the previous Riyasatdar of the parhag of Sohagpur Riyasat in the Shahdol region and also the Indian National Congress MLA from the region in 1967 and 1972. Kritika and Tarini are the two daughter of couple.

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CDS Gen Bipin Rawat with wife
Madhulika Rawat[2]
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Wife Madhulika Rawat [in center]
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Bipin Rawat Appointed As CDS

In his more than 40 years of service, he was awarded for his bravery and outstanding service with the Param Vishisht Seva award, the Uttam Yudh Seva award, the Ati Vishisht Seva award, the Yudh Seva award, the Sena award, the Vishisht Seva award, COAS medal twice. and Recommendations of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces

On December 16, 1978 CDS Gen Rawat was sent to the 11 Gorkha Rifles 5th battle , the same unit as his father. He has a lot of experience in high-level warfare and has spent ten years performing rebel duties.

As Mayor, he commanded the company in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir . He commanded his army, the fifth army of the 11 Gorkha Rifles, in the Eastern part via the True Control route in Kibithu, as a Colonel. He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier, commanding 5 Sector of Rashtriya Rifles at Sopore. He then reprimanded the international Brigade during a Chapter VII trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) where he was twice awarded the Recommendation of the Festival.

Gen Bipin Rawat took over as General Officer Commanding 19th Infantry Division (Uri) after being promoted to Major General,. As a Lieutenant General, he commanded the III Corps, headquartered in Dimapur before taking over the Southern Army in Pune.

He has also held staff assignments which include teaching time at the Indian Military Academy (Dehradun), General Staff Officer Grade 2 at Military Operations Directorate, transport officer of the Army Plains Infantry Division (RAPID) in central India, Colonel. Secretary of Defense and Deputy Secretary of Defense in the Branch of Secretary of Defense and Senior Lecturer in the Command of the Command. He also served as Major General Staff (MGGS) for Eastern Command.

As a lieutenant general, he commanded the Third Army at Dimapur before leading the Southern Army at Pune.

After being promoted as the Army Commander, he took over as the Southern Command Commander-in-Chief (GOCinC). After some time, he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff.

On 17 December 2016, he was appointed Chief of Staff by the Government of India  and assumed office on 31 December 2016.

He is also the head of the Major – State Committee, the 57th and last Chairman of the Indian Army.

He was appointed as the first CDS on December 30, 2021 and assumed office on January 1, 2020.

Major Missions

Sino-Indian skirmish 1987
Congo UN Mission
Myanmar strikes 2015

Comments on China

On 15 September 2021, while addressing an event at the CDS at India International Center in New Delhi, General Rawat touched on the ideology of ‘cultural conflict’ about western civilization and China’s growing relations with countries like Iran. and Turkey. [53] The next day, 16 September 2021, the Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar told his Chinese counterpart that India does not agree with any idea of ​​a ‘civilized conflict’.



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Param Vishisht Seva Medal Uttam Yudh Seva Medal
Ati Vishisht Seva Medal Yudh Seva Medal Sena Medal Vishisht Seva Medal
Wound Medal Samanya Seva Medal Special Service Medal Operation Parakram Medal
Sainya Seva Medal High Altitude Service Medal Videsh Seva Medal 50th Anniversary of Independence Medal
30 Years Long Service Medal 20 Years Long Service Medal 9 Years Long Service Medal MONUSCO


According to sources, on 8th December 2021 ,CDS Bipin Rawat was on his way from the Indian Air Force base in Sulur near Coimbatore to Defense Staff College in Wellington. Along with eight others, he boarded a flight from Delhi to Sulur on Wednesday morning.

The IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with General Staff of Defense (CDS) Bipin Rawat, his wife and staff, and other senior passengers on board, crashed into Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.