Bipin Rawat: News

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.

27 Aug 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Court finds Major Gogoi, who met woman in Srinagar-hotel, guilty

The court of inquiry has ordered disciplinary action against Major Leetul Gogoi. He was found guilty for fraternizing with a local woman, despite instructions against it.

27 Jun 2018

Indian Army

Army Chief dubs UN-report on human-rights violations in J&K 'motivated'

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today slammed the UN report on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir, dubbing it as "motivated".

23 Jun 2018


India to host Sri Lankan military-personnel to strengthen military ties

In a step to strengthen military ties, India will host Sri Lankan military personnel and their families next week.

25 May 2018

Indian Army

Army chief: Major Gogoi will be punished if he's guilty

Bipin Rawat, the Indian Army Chief, said strict punishment will be given to Major Leetul Gogoi if he is found guilty in the case where he was detained with a woman and a local man on Wednesday from Srinagar.

13 May 2018

Defence Ministry

Army finalizes Rs. 15,000cr deal to procure critical weapons, tanks

After years of deliberations, the Army has finalized a mega Rs. 15,000cr project under which a range of ammunition for its critical weapons and tanks will be produced indigenously to overcome long delays in imports and address the problem of a dwindling stockpile.

10 May 2018

Indian Army

'Azadi' isn't possible, you can't fight army: Rawat to Kashmiris

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has urged Kashmiri youths to understand "azadi" isn't possible and that it's a futile fight. "You can't fight the army," he said.

02 May 2018

Indian Air Force

Rajasthan: Over 20,000 Army troops engage in 'Vijay Prahar' exercise

Over 20,000 troops of the strike formations of the Army's South Western Command are engaged in the "Vijay Prahar" exercise to fine-tune the Army's jointmanship with Indian Air Force (IAF) near Suratgarh in Rajasthan.

15 Apr 2018

Indian Army

Army commanders' meet to discuss security along China, Pakistan borders

Top Indian Army commanders will review the regional security architecture and deliberate on key challenges Indian was facing, particularly along the borders with China and Pakistan, at a six-day-long conference beginning in New Delhi from Monday.

26 Mar 2018


India ready for any unanticipated situation in Doklam: Nirmala Sitharaman

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said India is "alert" and ready to deal with any "unforeseen situation" in Doklam.

23 Feb 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan will pay for Sunjuwan sooner rather than later: Rawat

Pakistan will pay for Sunjuwan "sooner rather than later," Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said today, adding India has "several options including surgical strikes."

22 Feb 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Army Chief's comments about Assamese party condemned as political

Army Chief Bipin Rawat finds himself in the midst of a controversy after he spoke of how a political party in the Northeast was rising on the back of Muslim support.

22 Feb 2018


Pakistan, China facilitating illegal migration to the northeast: Bipin Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has blamed India's "western neighbor" (Pakistan) and "northern neighbor" (China) for "planned" illegal migration in the northeast.

29 Jan 2018

Indian Army

#DefenseDiaries: Indian Army short of 68,000 anti-tank missiles, 850 launchers

Indian Army is reportedly facing "critical operational deficiency"; it is short of 68,000 anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and 850 launchers of different varieties.

19 Jan 2018


China: Doklam belongs to us; construction activity is legitimate

In a claim that can have shocking implications, China has claimed that the Doklam area has "always been" under its "effective jurisdiction." Thus, its construction activity is "legitimate." They asked India not to comment on it.

15 Jan 2018


Indian Army kills 7 Pakistani soldiers in 'retaliatory firing'

On Indian Army Day, forces killed seven Pakistani soldiers in "retaliatory action" along the LoC in Jammu's Poonch.

14 Jan 2018


Army Chief: Ramping-up heat on Pakistan might end cross-border terrorism

Indian Army chief General, Bipin Rawat said that there was scope to ramp up military offensive in Jammu & Kashmir to pile heat on Pakistan and stop cross-border terrorism.

13 Jan 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Army Chief should 'concentrate on his job' says J&K minister

Responding to Army Chief Bipin Rawat's remarks on Jammu and Kashmir's education system, the state Minister Altaf Bukhari said that the "well-decorated officer" should concentrate on his job and not give sermons on education which is not his domain.

12 Jan 2018


China is exerting pressure, but India isn't weak: Army chief

Acknowledging that China is upping pressure on the Indian border, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat said troops are prepared to tackle any aggressive movement.

10 Nov 2017


#DefenseDiaries: Indian Army's Gorkha Rifles celebrates 200 years of service

The Indian Army's 9th Gorkha Rifles (GR) regiment is celebrating 200 years of its raising with a grand two-day function.

05 Nov 2017


Army Chief: Time for Bharat Ratna for Field Marshal Cariappa

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said the late Field Marshal KM Cariappa deserves to be awarded the Bharat Ratna.

11 Oct 2017


Doklam effect: Army rushes to upgrade infrastructure along the LAC

Following the Doklam standoff, the Indian Army has rushed to upgrade infrastructure along the Sino-Indian border to prepare for similar encounters.

29 Sep 2017


One year on, what did the surgical strikes achieve?

On Friday, India marks the first anniversary of the surgical strikes mounted by Indian Army special-forces across the Line of Control (LoC) into Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

26 Sep 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Army foils infiltration bid in J&K, one terrorist killed

The Indian Army has foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control, killing one terrorist in Uri sector north of Baramulla district, Kashmir.

07 Sep 2017


India should prepare for a two-front war: General Bipin Rawat

Providing his take on India's persistent threat from China and Pakistan, Indian Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat stated that India should be prepared for a two-front war.

27 Aug 2017


Expect more situations like Doklam: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

Speaking to students at the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat stated that Doklam stand-off is a result of China attempting to change status quo.

26 Jul 2017


FIR against Sandeep Dikshit for 'sadak ka gunda' comment

An FIR has been lodged against Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit for his comments in which he asked Army Chief General Bipin Rawat not to speak like a 'sadak ka gunda'.

12 Jul 2017

Intelligence Bureau

In June, intelligence input had warned of Amarnath attack

Intelligence input had warned of a potential attack on the pilgrims on June 25; had the administration taken action, the deadly mishap could have been averted.

01 Jul 2017


#SikkimStandoff: India, China deploy 3,000 troops each in disputed area

The India-China troop face-off along the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction in Doklam appears to have intensified with both the Indian and Chinese armies deploying 3,000 troops each, in a near eyeball-to-eyeball situation, according to sources.

30 Jun 2017


Remember 1962, stop asking for war: China to India

Accusing India of transgressing into its territory, China's People's Liberation Army spokesperson, Wu Qian asked India to remember lessons from its defeat in the 1962 war with China and to stop asking for war.

12 Jun 2017


Apology demanded from Sonia Gandhi after 'sadak ka gunda' comment

The Congress has landed itself in a controversy. After Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said India is ready for a "two and a half front war", party leader Sandeep Dikshit said he shouldn't talk like a "sadak ka gunda" (street thug).

11 Jun 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

After Lt Fayaz's murder, 11 J&K youths graduate from IMA

A month after 23-year-old Lt Umar Fayaz was kidnapped from a wedding and murdered by terrorists, 11 youths from Jammu and Kashmir have risen up against anti-national forces and graduated from the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun.

08 Jun 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Indian Army ready to face Pakistan and China: Army Chief

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat referred to the human shield controversy, saying it's not a norm, but officers can decide strategy depending on the situation.

28 May 2017

Indian Army

Army Chief Bipin Rawat defends human shield idea

Army Chief Bipin Rawat, in an attempt to instil confidence in his men, defended the actions of Major Leetul Gogoi who had used an alleged stone-pelting youth as a human shield for the army's operation.

15 May 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Kashmiri youths should unite against Lt. Fayaz's murder: Army Chief

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat called on Kashmiri youths to unite against the killing of 22-year-old Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz, hailing from the Valley, who was abducted while on leave from a wedding and shot dead.

12 May 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Terrorists involved in army officer Ummer Fayaz's killing, identified

Defence sources on Thursday said 6 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were involved in the kidnapping and murder of 22-year-old Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz from Kashmir.

11 May 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K- Slain officer was on leave to attend cousin's wedding

Lt. Ummer Fayaz from Kulgam was on leave for his cousin's wedding. At 10pm, terrorists barged into the ceremony and dragged the 22-year-old away.

10 May 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K- Bullet-ridden body of army officer found

The bullet-ridden body of an army officer from Jammu and Kashmir was recovered from Shopian district of South Kashmir.

27 Apr 2017


CRPF jawan loses kin, lashes out at Rajnath Singh

Another Facebook video of a frustrated CRPF jawan Pankaj Mishra surfaced where he spoke against Rajnath Singh after having lost a relative in the Sukma Maoist attack.

26 Apr 2017


Army's 2-star Generals to attend short-courses to sharpen skills

The Army has cleared a proposal to allow Major Generals in the force to attend short-duration courses to sharpen their leadership skills, given the ever changing military technology landscape and geopolitical developments.

19 Apr 2017

Indian Army

BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur dismissed after video on poor food

BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who shared a video alleging poor food quality in his regiment in Jammu, was dismissed from service for making false accusations against superiors.