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.
25 Jan 2022India
The central government on Tuesday announced Padma Awards a day ahead of the 73rd Republic Day.
19 Jan 2022Politics
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.
11 Dec 2021India
The mortal remains of six more defence officials killed in the Tamil Nadu chopper crash have been identified.
10 Dec 2021India
The funeral of General Bipin Rawat and his wife was held at Brar Square crematorium in Delhi Cantonment on Friday.
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 of the Indian Air Force is the only survivor of Wednesday's tragic chopper crash near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.
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.
The mortal remains of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and his wife are expected to reach Delhi on Thursday evening.
08 Dec 2021India
General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), died on Wednesday after a military chopper crashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.
08 Dec 2021India
An Indian Air Force chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, ANI reported.
26 Apr 2021India
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.
14 Nov 2020India
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.
14 Nov 2020India
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.
12 Oct 2020India
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.
08 Oct 2020India
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.
03 Oct 2020India
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.
14 Sep 2020India
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.
01 Sep 2020India
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.
26 Aug 2020World
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.
17 Jul 2020India
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.
18 Jun 2020India
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.
16 Jun 2020India
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.
04 Jun 2020India
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.
29 May 2020World
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.
27 May 2020World
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.
27 May 2020India
For days now, the Line of Actual Control (LAC), has been brimming with tensions, with several violent clashes happening between Chinese and Indian forces.
03 May 2020India
As a token of appreciation to the frontline warriors in the fight against COVID-19, the Indian Armed Forces began a flypast Sunday morning.
10 Feb 2020India
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.
26 Jan 2020India
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.
12 Jan 2020India
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.
04 Jan 2020India
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.
03 Jan 2020India
On Monday, General Bipin Rawat stepped into the role of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).
31 Dec 2019India
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.
31 Dec 2019India
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.
30 Dec 2019India
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.
26 Dec 2019India
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.
24 Dec 2019India
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.
19 Nov 2019India
By next month, India could be looking at its first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), a single-point military adviser to the government.
23 Oct 2019India
The Indian Army has managed to inflict serious damage on terrorists, who enjoy the support of Pakistani forces.
21 Oct 2019India
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.