Published on: December 9, 2021


BIPIN RAWAT NEWS Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat have been confirmed to be among the 13 people who died in the IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu


General Bipin Rawat

  • Was born in Uttarakhand in 1958
  • Joined National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
  • Graduated from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington
  • Was commissioned into the Indian Army in December 1978
  • Was a Four-Star General of the Indian Army and was the first Chief of Defence Staff of India
  • Was appointed as the country’s first CDS on December 30, 2019, and had assumed his office from January 1, 2020.
  • Served as the 57th and the last Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee as well as the 26th Army Staff Chief of the Indian Army.
  • Was a veteran of counterinsurgency warfare and had served in the most difficult terrains of India including the eastern and northern commands.