CDS Bipin Rawat Biography Birth, Family, Education, Military Career

Here we are with the Biography of CDS Bipin Rawat, who is unfortunately not with us anymore. General Bipin Rawat was India’s first CDS. The IAF Mi17V5 helicopter crashed today in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, with General Bipin of CDS Rawat, family members, and staff on board. He was pronounced dead by the IAF, along with his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 other members. In this sad and unhappy moment, take a look at his life.

CDS Bipin Rawat Biography

General Bipin Rawat was a general quartet of the Indian army that was appointed the first CD of India on December 30, 2022. He took office on January 1, 2020. 

About CDS Bipin Rawat  
Birth  16 March 1958 (Pauri, Uttarakhand) 
Death  8 December 2022 (Coonoor, Tamil Nadu) 
Age  63 years 
Education  National Defence Academy (B.Sc.) I.M.A. Defence 

Services Staff College (MPhil) 

U.S. Army Command & General Staff College (ILE) 

Chaudhary Charan Singh University (PhD) 

Wife  Madhulika Rawat 
Father  Lt. General Laxman Singh Rawat 
Years of Service  16 December 1978 – 8 November 2022 
Awards  Param Vishisht Seva Medal Uttam Yudh Seva Medal 

Ati Vishisht Seva Medal 

Yudh Seva Medal 

Sena Medal 

Vishisht Seva Medal 

Birth, Family, and Kids

chief of Defense General Bipin Rawat was born in Uttarakhand. His Father, Laxman Singh Rawat, served the Indian Army and served on the degree of lieutenant general. His mother was the daughter of an ex-MLA from Uttrakhand’s Uttarkashi.

General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat survived two girls named Kritika Rawat and again.

CDS Bipin Rawat Biography


He received his formal education at Cambrian Hall School in Dehradun and St. Edward’s School in Shimla and later joined the National Defense Academy, Khadakwasla, and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, where he was honored with the Sword Honorary.

He also graduated from Defense Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington, and the Senior Command Course of the United States Army Staff and Command College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

It also wore an M.Phil. Degree in Defense Science and Diploma in Administration and Computer Science from Madras University.

He was honored with a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, for his research in strategic studies of military resources. 

Military Career 

On December 16, 1978, CDS Bipin Rawat was assigned to the 5th Battalion of the 11 Gorkha Rifles, the same unit as his father Laxman Singh Rawat.

He has spent 10 years in counterinsurgency operations and has served in various majors to current CDSs.

While in the post of major, CDS Bipin Rawat commanded a company in Uri, Jammu, and Kashmir. He commanded his battalion along the LAC at Kibithu as a colonel.

After being promoted to the rank of brigadier, he commanded Sector 5 of the Rashtriya Rifles in Sopore and the multinational brigade during a Chapter VII mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

Where he was twice awarded the mention commendation of the force commander. 

Bipin Rawat assumed the role of commanding general of the 19th Infantry Division in Uri when he was promoted to the rank of major general.

As a lieutenant general, he commands the III corps, based in Dimapur before taking command of the southern army in Pune. 

After being promoted to the rank of Army Commander, he assumed the post of Commander General (GOCinC) of Southern Command. Soon after, he was promoted to the post of Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army. 

Was appointed 27th Chief of Staff of the Army by the Government of India on December 17, 2016, and took office on December 31, 2016.

He was also the 57th and final Chairman of the Heads of State Committee -Major of the Indian Army.

Appointed first CDS on December 30, 2019, and took office on January 1, 2020. 

Rank  Date of Appointment 
Second Lieutenant  16 December 1978 
Lieutenant  16 December 1980 
Captain  31 July 1984 
Major  16 December 1989 
Lieutenant Colonel  1 June 1998 
Colonel  1 August 2003 
Brigadier  1 October 2007 
Major General  20 October 2011 
Lieutenant General  1 June 2014  
General (COAS)  1 January 2017 
General (CDS)  30 December 2019

Reducing militancy in the northeast 

He was instrumental in reducing militancy in the northeast, with one of the highlights of his career in the 2015 cross-border operation in Myanmar.

In which the Indian military responded successfully to an ambush by NSCNK militants. The mission was carried out by the operational command of III Corps Dimapur under the supervision of Rawat. 

Role in surgical attacks 

This was also part of the planning for the 2016 surgical attack, in which the Indian military crossed the line of control into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Rawat is said to have been monitoring developments from the southern block of New Delhi. 

CDS Bipin Rawat Awards and Honours

The Bipin Rawat Biography would be incomplete without the mention of these honors.

During his career that has gone through more than 40 years, CdS General Bipin Rawat has received many medals and honors for distinguished service. 

1- Param Vishisht Seva Medal 

2- Uttam Yudh Seva Medal 

3- Ati Vishisht Seva Medal 

4- Yudh Seva Medal    

5- Sena Medal     

6- Vishisht Seva Medal 

7- Wound Medal     

8- Samanya Seva Medal     

9- Special Service Medal     

10- Operation Parakram Medal 

11- Sainya Seva Medal     

12- High Altitude Service Medal     

13- Videsh Seva Medal   

14- 50th Anniversary of Independence Medal 

15- 30 Years Long Service Medal     

16- 20 Years Long Service Medal   

17-  9 Years Long Service Medal     


Other Achievements of Rawat as Army Commander 

Rawat also played a key role in the formation of the army. He was instrumental in restructuring the military to reduce administrative interference, reduce duplicity, and increase combat potential.

He also ensured that the man behind the car remained important, arming new assault rifles bought in the United States. He also played a vital role in the modernization of the army. 

However, his tenure was also marked by controversy. Under his tenure, the military accepted the government’s decision to impose the disability pension, angering disabled veterans by the military fraternity. 

CDS Bipin Rawat Death 

The Chief of Defense of the Indian Armed Forces has been declared dead by the Indian Air Force today. He was aboard the IAF Mi 175 V5 helicopter which crashed near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. 

At this unpleasant moment, this was a glimpse of the CDS Bipin Rawat Biography.

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38 thoughts on “CDS Bipin Rawat Biography Birth, Family, Education, Military Career”

  1. Salute to our the first CDS General Bipin Rawat of our nation, his contribution to our armed forces and it’s modernisation effort is commendable.
    18 medals and honour
    award winner during his service is undisputedly the best among the best true indian soldier raised to the level of the helm.

    *Salute to our National Heroes*

  2. Our salutations to our national heroes who left us on 08 Dec 2022.
    The country prays for their soul to remain in peace.
    Condolences to their families.

  3. Our country’s first CDS Bipin singh rawat, u are charm and pride of our country and our state. Salute to u sir. It’s a very big damage for our country. RIP. 😞

  4. Gen Bipin Rawat, a great warrior and will always be remembered for showing and potency to fight both with China and Pakistan, if situation warranted. Source of great inspiration for young army officers and jawans. Whole nation grieves his death and salute the departed soul. May rest in peace.

  5. 😥❤ଭଗବାନ ଦିବଂଗତ ଆତ୍ମା ଙ୍କୁ ସତଗତି ପ୍ରଦାନ କରନ୍ତୁ.❤😢

  6. What a mistaken biography report given above he has promoted as CDS after death future date 30th December 2022. He has promoted as CDS 2019 30th December. Before posting anything careful checking needed.

  7. It is a very sad news for our nation
    My deep condolences to Their family…… Rest in peace sir…..
    Legends never die
    Good man must die
    But death cannot kill their names

  8. General Bipin Rawat and his respectful wife, Brigadier LS Lidder and other great soldiers of Indian Defence Forces who lost their valuable lives in a tragic air-crash, I pray to Almighty to rest their soul in peace and tranquility, forever and recite the following shloka from Bhagvad Gita:
    नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि नैनं दहति पावकः।
    न चैनं क्लेदयन्त्यापो न शोषयति मारुतः॥
    English translation:
    No weapon can cut the soul into pieces, nor can it be burned by fire,
    nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind.

  9. Me, as an Indian feel extremely proud and blessed to have an army commander and leader like CDS Bipin Rawat. His tragic departure of course will be terribly missed but hope Bharath Matha will produce several bravehearts like Gen. Bipin Rawat taking inspiration from our beloved CDS.

  10. I really Respect Gen Bipin Rawat as a Indian very proud of you a king of ARMY Indian and all over the countries are so missed your patience and courage to service to our nation. Thanks for your service.

  11. Great human being. The country should not have lost such a precious person to an accident The country lost a senior soldier along with dozen young and middle aged valuable men with young wives, small children and grieving parents. Very sad. Big loss to the nation at a critical time.

  12. Suresh Mistree

    I really sad to hear about CDS Bipin Rawat. I assured that We lost my country’ s assests like bravery, goodness, humanity, perfectness and so on.

  13. Long live Bipin Sir Ji in the hearts of all the people of india.
    It’s our badluck that we are missing you Sir.May your soul rest in peace

  14. Yes sir the demise is unbelievable and services rendered has to be remembered for ever. He is the person responsible for a big transformation in army a real hero a real nationalist and very much dedicated person the pain is unbearable tears starts rolling sir 🙏🙏🙏

  15. sir “BIPIN RAWAT GARU” we are won’t miss you sir, you are always with our heart’s and you are the inspiration of all the young star’s of our country. SIR your are my inspiration and . WE MISS YOU SO MUCH SIR! REST IN PEACE.


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