Take a look at Chief Of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat’s Childhood to early days in service photos and his illustrious 4-decade long military career serving the nation, India’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat succumbed to injuries on Wednesday after an Indian Air Force Mi-17 V5 helicopter carrying 14 people crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor.
63 year-old Rawat alongside his significant other and his staff was heading out to Defense Services Staff College in Wellington to convey a talk at 2:45 pm. A sum of 14 people were ready the Mi-17 V5 helicopter, of which 13 kicked the bucket. Bunch Captain Varun Singh SC is the last one standing of the IAF chopper crash.
A look at old photos of CDS General Bipin Rawat:
General Bipin Laxman Singh Rawat was born March 16, 1958, in Pauri, Uttarakhand to a family that had served in the Indian Army over different ages. In the wake of moving on from the National Defense Academy (NDA) in 1978, he was authorized into the Fifth Battalion of the Eleventh Gorkha Rifles of the Infantry, the Battalion which was Commanded by his dad Lt. General Laxman Singh Rawat.
One of his life’s first significant jobs was coordinating the Infantry Battalion along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Eastern Sector. Between December 31, 2016, to December 31, 2019, he filled in as the Chief of the Army Staff. In 2019, the government provided a notice revising the Army Rules 1954, making ready for General Rawat to assume responsibility as the new Chief of Defense Staff.
In his praised military vocation that traversed north of 42 years, Gen Bipin Rawat held numerous portfolios as the General Staff Officer at Military Operations Directorate, the Colonel and later Deputy Military Secretary in the Military Secretary’s Branch, the Major General Staff of the Eastern Theater, Vice Chief of the Army Staff.