Articles about Bipin Rawat

General Bipin Rawat is a former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of India as of 2021. Son of Lt. Gen. Laxman Singh Rawat, he attended the NDA, Khadakwasla, and IMA, Dehradun, later getting commissioned into the 5th Battalion of 11 Gorkha Rifles in 1978. Rawat is known for his experience in counter-insurgency and high-altitude operations. He has served in the Eastern Command along the Line of Actual Control and was involved in India's 1986-87 Sumdorong Chu standoff with China along the McMahon Line. He oversaw the 2015 military strikes against hostile militants in Myanmar and the 2016 surgical strikes on terrorist camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Rawat is decorated with several military honors, including the Uttam Yudh Seva Medal (UYSM) and Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM), among others. He served as the COAS from 2016 to 2019, as Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) in 2019, and as the first CDS of India from 2020.

Padma Awards 2022: CDS Bipin Rawat gets Padma Vibhushan

25 Jan 2022

India
Padma Awards 2022: CDS Bipin Rawat gets Padma Vibhushan

The central government on Tuesday announced Padma Awards a day ahead of the 73rd Republic Day.

Vijay Rawat, brother of late CDS Bipin Rawat, joins BJP

19 Jan 2022

Politics
Vijay Rawat, brother of late CDS Bipin Rawat, joins BJP

Colonel (Retired) Vijay Rawat, the younger sibling of the late Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Delhi on Wednesday.

6 more officers' bodies identified in IAF chopper tragedy

11 Dec 2021

India
6 more officers' bodies identified in IAF chopper tragedy

The mortal remains of six more defence officials killed in the Tamil Nadu chopper crash have been identified.

General Bipin Rawat cremated with full military honors

10 Dec 2021

India
General Bipin Rawat cremated with full military honors

The funeral of General Bipin Rawat and his wife was held at Brar Square crematorium in Delhi Cantonment on Friday.

General Bipin Rawat death: New CDS appointment in 7-10 days

09 Dec 2021

India
General Bipin Rawat death: New CDS appointment in 7-10 days

After the sudden demise of General Bipin Rawat in a military chopper crash, the Centre is seeking to appoint a new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) soon.

Group Captain Varun Singh: Lone survivor of IAF's chopper crash

09 Dec 2021

India
Group Captain Varun Singh: Lone survivor of IAF's chopper crash

Group Captain Varun Singh of the Indian Air Force is the only survivor of Wednesday's tragic chopper crash near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

Black box recovered from General Rawat's crashed chopper; probe on

09 Dec 2021

India
Black box recovered from General Rawat's crashed chopper; probe on

A search team of the Indian Air Force Thursday recovered the black box of the chopper that crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu the day before.

Mortal remains of CDS Bipin Rawat to reach Delhi today

09 Dec 2021

India
Mortal remains of CDS Bipin Rawat to reach Delhi today

The mortal remains of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and his wife are expected to reach Delhi on Thursday evening.

Defence chief Bipin Rawat dies in Tamil Nadu helicopter crash

08 Dec 2021

India
Defence chief Bipin Rawat dies in Tamil Nadu helicopter crash

General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), died on Wednesday after a military chopper crashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

13 dead after IAF chopper carrying CDS Bipin Rawat crashes

08 Dec 2021

India
13 dead after IAF chopper carrying CDS Bipin Rawat crashes

An Indian Air Force chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, ANI reported.

Armed forces recall retired medical staff to work

26 Apr 2021

India
Armed forces recall retired medical staff to work

All medical personnel of the armed forces who have retired or have taken pre-mature retirement in the last two years are being recalled to work in COVID-19 facilities within proximity of their present place of residence, the government said on Monday.

PM Modi reaches Jaisalmer's Longewala to celebrate Diwali with soldiers

14 Nov 2020

India
PM Modi reaches Jaisalmer's Longewala to celebrate Diwali with soldiers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning arrived in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer to celebrate Diwali with soldiers at the Longewala post, keeping up with his tradition of celebrating the festival of lights with the armed forces.

PM Modi could celebrate Diwali with soldiers in Jaisalmer

14 Nov 2020

India
PM Modi could celebrate Diwali with soldiers in Jaisalmer

Despite the raging coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate Diwali with soldiers — a practice he started in 2014 when he was first elected to the office. As per reports, PM Modi will visit the border area in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer to ring in the festival with the brave men guarding the borders.

Indo-China tensions: Seventh round of military talks could remain inconclusive

12 Oct 2020

India
Indo-China tensions: Seventh round of military talks could remain inconclusive

India and China will hold the seventh round of military talks at Chusul on Monday with an agenda to ease tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), but the outcome is likely to remain unchanged.

On IAF Day, Rafale exhibits prowess; Chief addresses Indo-China tensions

08 Oct 2020

India
On IAF Day, Rafale exhibits prowess; Chief addresses Indo-China tensions

On the 88th Indian Air Force Day today, the leading jets showcased their strength at a ceremony in Hindon station, that was attended by IAF Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, CDS General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh.

Strategically important Atal Tunnel in Himachal inaugurated by PM Modi

03 Oct 2020

India
Strategically important Atal Tunnel in Himachal inaugurated by PM Modi

In what gives a major boost to India's infrastructure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the strategically important Atal Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh.

Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow

14 Sep 2020

India
Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will likely address the ongoing India-China border row in the Parliament on Tuesday, according to reports. The timing of the statement has not been confirmed.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors

01 Sep 2020

India
Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who breathed his last on Monday at the age of 84, weeks after testing positive for coronavirus, was cremated at New Delhi's Lodhi Crematorium with full military honors.

Chinese ambassador downplays Galwan clash, calls it "unfortunate incident"

26 Aug 2020

World
Chinese ambassador downplays Galwan clash, calls it "unfortunate incident"

Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong sought to downplay the Indo-China clash at Galwan Valley that took place around mid-June, at an Indo-China youth webinar.

Talks underway with China but can't guarantee success: Rajnath Singh

17 Jul 2020

India
Talks underway with China but can't guarantee success: Rajnath Singh

On Friday, during a visit to Leh, his first since the violent clash at Galwan Valley, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said talks are underway with China but there is no guarantee that they would prove fruitful.

Indo-China clash: Second Major General-level talks begin; troops alerted

18 Jun 2020

India
Indo-China clash: Second Major General-level talks begin; troops alerted

A Major General of the Indian Army spoke to Chinese military officials on Thursday, again, after Wednesday's talks at the same level remained inconclusive.

Defense Minister holds meeting after three soldiers martyred along LAC

16 Jun 2020

India
Defense Minister holds meeting after three soldiers martyred along LAC

On Tuesday, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, tri-service chiefs, and Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat after three soldiers were martyred along the Line of Actual Control last night. The meeting lasted nearly 90 minutes.

Defense secretary tests coronavirus positive, part of South Block sealed

04 Jun 2020

India
Defense secretary tests coronavirus positive, part of South Block sealed

Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar tested positive for coronavirus and is quarantining at his home, reports said. The 1985-batch IAS officer is the first top bureaucrat to have contracted COVID-19.

Indo-China tensions: Modi not in 'good mood', claims Trump

29 May 2020

World
Indo-China tensions: Modi not in 'good mood', claims Trump

For the second time in two days, United States President Donald Trump mentioned the ongoing border tensions between India and China, going as far as saying that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unhappy with the country's neighbor.

Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

27 May 2020

World
Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

United States President Donald Trump said he was willing to mediate between India and China to resolve their border dispute, a development not many on both sides of the border anticipated.

All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC

27 May 2020

India
All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC

For days now, the Line of Actual Control (LAC), has been brimming with tensions, with several violent clashes happening between Chinese and Indian forces.

Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'

03 May 2020

India
Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'

As a token of appreciation to the frontline warriors in the fight against COVID-19, the Indian Armed Forces began a flypast Sunday morning.

Bipin Rawat wants to cut pension cost, increase retirement age

10 Feb 2020

India
Bipin Rawat wants to cut pension cost, increase retirement age

India's first Chief of Defense Staff, Bipin Rawat, wants to decrease the burden that the pension of retired army officers puts on the exchequer and has suggested increasing retirement age for the same.

Republic Day 2020: PM Modi pays tribute at War Memorial

26 Jan 2020

India
Republic Day 2020: PM Modi pays tribute at War Memorial

As the celebrations for India's 71st Republic Day kick-off, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the fallen Indian soldiers at the National War Memorial.

Our allegiance is to the Constitution, says Army Chief Naravane

12 Jan 2020

India
Our allegiance is to the Constitution, says Army Chief Naravane

Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Saturday that the force's allegiance is to the Constitution of India and its core values of justice, equality and fraternity, enshrined in the Preamble.

After Article 370's abrogation, peace returning to J&K: Army Chief

04 Jan 2020

India
After Article 370's abrogation, peace returning to J&K: Army Chief

New Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Friday that peace is returning to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, months after the contentious Article 370 was rescinded by the Centre, led by BJP.

What are the responsibilities of India's Chief of Defence Staff?

03 Jan 2020

India
What are the responsibilities of India's Chief of Defence Staff?

On Monday, General Bipin Rawat stepped into the role of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

General Manoj Mukund Naravane takes charge as 28th Army Chief

31 Dec 2019

India
General Manoj Mukund Naravane takes charge as 28th Army Chief

On Tuesday, General Manoj Mukund Naravane took charge as the 28th Chief of the Indian Army, succeeding General Bipin Rawat, who has been appointed as the first Chief of Defense Staff.

First CDS Bipin Rawat speaks on new role, his strategy

31 Dec 2019

India
First CDS Bipin Rawat speaks on new role, his strategy

The 27th Chief of Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat, is all set to take office as India's first Chief of Defense Staff, and quite naturally the expectations from him are high.

Bipin Rawat named India's first Chief of Defense Staff: Reports

30 Dec 2019

India
Bipin Rawat named India's first Chief of Defense Staff: Reports

General Bipin Rawat, who will retire as Army Chief on December 31 (tomorrow), was on Monday announced as the first Chief of Defense Staff, according to India Today.

Army Chief's comments on anti-CAA protests spark controversy

26 Dec 2019

India
Army Chief's comments on anti-CAA protests spark controversy

With the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) being the raging topic, Army Chief Bipin Rawat also gave his opinion on it, only to invite criticism for taking sides despite holding an apolitical position.

India to get first Chief of Defense Staff: Details here

24 Dec 2019

India
India to get first Chief of Defense Staff: Details here

In what qualifies as a historic move, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Tuesday approved the position of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement in his Independence Day speech.

First Chief of Defence Staff to be announced next month

19 Nov 2019

India
First Chief of Defence Staff to be announced next month

By next month, India could be looking at its first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), a single-point military adviser to the government.

JeM's launch pads destroyed, 18 terrorists killed by Indian Army

23 Oct 2019

India
JeM's launch pads destroyed, 18 terrorists killed by Indian Army

The Indian Army has managed to inflict serious damage on terrorists, who enjoy the support of Pakistani forces.

Someone is trying to disrupt peace in J&K: Army Chief

21 Oct 2019

India
Someone is trying to disrupt peace in J&K: Army Chief

The condition in Jammu and Kashmir has been headlining news for quite some time now. Though the government claims there's no clampdown in the border state, things are far from normal.

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