On Wednesday, an Army Mi-17V-5 helicopter was cashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, in which many people including the country's Chief of Defense Staff (CDS General Bipin Rawat) were aboard. The army has ordered an inquiry to find out the cause of the accident. On December 2019, General Bipin Rawat was appointed as the country's first Chief of Defense Staff (CDS). He got his first appointment in the army in Mizoram in January 1979. Let's know how has been the career of General Bipin Rawat and on the basis of what ability he had achieved this position…
- Bipin Rawat was born in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.
- His father LS Rawat retired from the army as a lieutenant general.
- Rawat graduated from the Indian Military Academy.
- Rawat has been awarded 'Sword of Honor' at IMA Dehradun.
- He did his PhD in Military Media Studies from Chaudhary Charan Singh University in the year 2011.
- Rawat took over as the Vice Chief of the Army Staff on 01 September 2016.
General Bipin Rawat... a name known for taking tough and bold decisions. General Rawat was the Chief of the Army Staff before becoming the country's first Chief of Defense Staff. While in this position, he took many important decisions and brought them to the end. Talking about the most important mission of General Rawat as Chief of Army Staff, it is the Balakot airstrike. In February 2019, when the terrorist camps were destroyed by entering Pakistan, the command of the Army was in the hands of General Rawat.
Air strike was also commanded in Pakistan
General Bipin Rawat was a part of many important strategic operations. As the Chief of the Army Staff, he played an important role in strategizing while attacking and destroying the hideouts of the terrorist organization Jaish-e-Muhammad in Balakot. Let us inform that after the martyrdom of 40 Central Security Force personnel in an attack in Kashmir's Pulwama, Indian military forces entered the Pakistan border and destroyed the terrorist camps in Balakot. It is said that at the time of this operation, General Rawat was commanding from his South Block office in Delhi.
Insurgency was controlled in the Northeast
Apart from this, in 2015, he had shown direction from his experience in counter-terrorist operation in Myanmar, which is bordering the country's northeastern border. He is also known for controlling insurgency in the Northeast. CDS General Bipin Rawat held various operational responsibilities along the borders with Pakistan and China. He worked in important positions in many areas including the Northeast.
Surprised by surgical strike in Myanmar
Under the leadership of General Bipin Rawat, the army carried out a surgical strike across the border in Myanmar after the attack on the CRPF convoy in Manipur. In this surgical strike, many NSCN militants were killed and their camps were destroyed. The commandos of 21 Para were involved in this action. Bipin Rawat was the commander of this battalion under the Third Corps at that time.
Increased trust in Rawat
After the success of this surgical strike in Myanmar, the government's trust in General Rawat had increased further. As a result, Rawat was appointed as the Chief of the three wings of the Army on 31 December 2016. It is said that in reaching this point, Rawat had a long experience of working in the LoC in the Eastern Sector, the disturbed areas of the Northeast and Kashmir.
General Rawat got this honor
- Param Vishisht Seva Medal
- Uttam Yudh Seva Medal
- Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
- Vishisht Seva Medal
- war service medal
- Sena Medal
Surprised by surgical strike in PoK
After the terrorist attack on the army camp in Uri, General Bipin Rawat had commanded the counterattack on Pakistan. Under the leadership of General Bipin Rawat, the Indian Army carried out a surgical strike on 29 September 2016 to destroy terrorist camps located in Pakistan. This surgical strike was carried out by the trained para commandos. After this surgical strike, Pakistan was terribly nervous.
Adept at fighting in hilly areas
General Bipin Rawat was considered skilled in warfare in inaccessible mountainous areas. He was posted in the Northern and Eastern Command. He was also the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief in the Southern Command.
Enhancement of these posts
In 1978, CDS General Rawat was commissioned in the 5th Battalion of the 11th Gorkha Rifles of the Army. In Arunachal Pradesh, as a colonel, he was the Commander of the 5th Battalion of the 11 Gorkha Rifles. As a Brigadier, he commanded the Rashtriya Rifles in Sopore, Kashmir. He also served in the United Nations Peacekeeping Force and was stationed in the African country of Congo. He also received the Force Commandant's Commendation twice.
Due to these track records, China leaves Pakistan's sweat
In 1986, he took over the responsibility of the chief of an infantry battalion on the LAC with China. General Rawat has also commanded 19 Infantry Division in Kashmir. He has not only led India in the campaigns of the United Nations but also in the United Nations. He was appointed as the Vice Chief of Army Staff on 2 September 2016. He has been honored with Yudh Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Uttar Yudh Seva Medal, AVSM, Videsh Seva Medal.