General Bipin Laxman Singh Rawat PVSM UYSM AVSM YSM SM VSM ADC (16 March 1958 – 8 December 2021) served in the Indian Army as a four-star general. From January 2020 until December 2021, he was the first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of the Indian Armed Forces. He was the 57th and last Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, as well as the 26th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army, before becoming the CDS.
Rawat died in the crash of an Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter in Tamil Nadu on December 8, 2021. He was travelling with his wife, Madhulika Rawat, and members of his personal staff, all of whom perished in the crash.
General Bipin Laxman Singh Rawat Profile/Bio
|Real Name||Bipin Laxman Singh Rawat|
|Profession||Chief of Defence Staff|
General Bipin Laxman Singh Rawat Personal Life/Wiki
Rawat was born on March 16, 1958, into a Hindu household in Pauri, Uttarakhand. For several generations, his family had served in the Indian Army. His father, Lieutenant General Laxman Singh Rawat, was born in the hamlet of Sainj in the Pauri Garhwal area. His mother was a native of Uttarkashi and the daughter of Kishan Singh Parmar, an ex-Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the district.
Rawat went to Dehradun’s Cambrian Hall School and Shimla’s St. Edward’s School. He subsequently went on to the National Defence Academy in Khadakwasla and the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, where he received the “Sword of Honour.”
Rawat also attended the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in Wellington and the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he completed the Higher Command Course.
|Date of Birth||16 March 1958|
|Age (as in 2021)||63 Years|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Pisces|
General Bipin Laxman Singh Rawat Family Information
|Father Name||Lachu Singh Rawat|
|Mother Name||Not Known|
|Brother Name||Not Known|
|Sister Name||Not Known|
General Bipin Laxman Singh Rawat Education Details
|School||Cambrian Hall School|
|College/University||St. Edward’s School, Shimla|
|Educational Qualification||MPhil degree in Defence Studies|
General Bipin Laxman Singh Rawat wife, children&more
Madhulika Rawat was Rawat’s wife in 1985. She was the daughter of Kunwar Mrigendra Singh, a former royal family descendent who served as the Riyasatdar of the pargana of Sohagpur Riyasat in Shahdol district and an Indian National Congress MLA in the area in 1967 and 1972. Kritika and Tarini are the couple’s two daughters.
|Children’s||Kritika Rawat and Tarini Rawat|
General Bipin Laxman Singh Rawat Money Factor
|Net Worth (approx.)||$2 Million Dollar (Rs 15 Crores)|
On December 16, 1978, Rawat was commissioned into the 5th battalion of the 11 Gorkha Rifles, the same regiment as his father. He spent 10 years doing counter-insurgency operations and has a lot of expertise with high-altitude combat. As a major, he led a company at Uri, Jammu and Kashmir. He led the 5th battalion 11 Gorkha Rifles in the eastern sector of the Line of Actual Control in Kibithu as a colonel. He was promoted to brigadier and led the Rashtriya Rifles’ 5 Sector in Sopore. He went on to lead a multinational brigade in a Chapter VII operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), receiving the Force Commander’s Commendation twice.
Rawat assumed command of the 19th Infantry Division as General Officer Commanding (Uri). He led the III Corps, located in Dimapur, as a lieutenant general before gaining command of the Southern Army in Pune.
He also served as an instructor at the Indian Military Academy (Dehradun), as a General Staff Officer Grade 2 at the Military Operations Directorate, as a logistics staff officer for a Re-organized Army Plains Infantry Division (RAPID) in central India, as a Colonel Military Secretary and Deputy Military Secretary in the Military Secretary’s Branch, and as a Senior Instructor in the Junior Command Wing. He was also the Eastern Command’s Major General Staff (MGGS).
Rawat, his wife, and other senior army officers were among ten passengers and four crew members aboard an Indian Air Force Mil Mi-17 helicopter on its way from the Sulur Airforce base to the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in Wellington, where Rawat was scheduled to deliver a lecture on December 8, 2021. The helicopter crashed around 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) from its target in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. The Indian Air Force eventually verified Rawat’s death, as well as the deaths of his wife and 11 others. The only survivor was Rawat’s liaison officer. At the time of his death, Rawat was 63 years old.
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