General Bipin Rawat Biography, Age, Height, Father, Family, Wife, Children, Death, Net Worth & More

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CDS General Bipin Rawat Biography & Personal Biodata:

Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat was born on 16 March 1958 in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. His beginning in the army was sharp. During his long time in the army, General Rawat has been awarded the main honors of the army. General Rawat was commissioned for the first time in the 5th Battalion of the 11th Gorkha Rifles in Mizoram on 16 December 1978. His father was also once a part of this unit.

Educational Qualification:

Talking about his early education, Rawat’s early education took place in Dehradun, Cambrian Hall School, St. Edward’s School in Shimla, and Indian Military Academy in Dehradun. He graduated with B.Sc from the Indian Military Academy. He was awarded the “Sword of Honor” at IMA Dehradun. He also obtained an M Phil degree in Defense and Management Studies from Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington, and an M Phil degree in Strategic and Defense Studies from Madras University.

Also, he completed his Diploma course in Management and Computer Studies from the University of Madras. Apart from this, General Bipin Rawat was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Military Media Studies in the year 2011 by Chaudhary Charan Singh University.

Educational QualificationSchool / College / University
High SchoolCambrian Hall School, Dehradun
IntermediateSt. Edward’s School, Shimla
Graduation in B.ScIndian Military Academy
PG in M.ScNational Defence Academy
Post-Graduate in M.Phil in Defence and Management StudiesDefence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington
Post-Graduate in M.Phill in Strategic & Defence StudiesMadras University
Higher Command CourseUnited States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Diploma in Management and Computer StudiesUniversity of Madras
Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D. Degree)Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut

Military Career:

General Bipin Rawat army

CDS Bipin Rawat was first appointed as the second lieutenant in the 5th Battalion of the 11 Gorkha Rifles. His father was also once a part of this unit. General Rawat inherited the years-old experience of his father, which was useful in front of him in the war. During his four decades of service, General Rawat served as a Brigade Commander, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-C) Southern Command, General Staff Officer Grade 2 in Directorate of Military Operations, Colonel Military Secretary, and Deputy Military Secretary.

He has done as Military Secretary’s Wing in the Junior Command Wing and played the role of Senior Instructor. He has also been part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force and commanded a multinational brigade in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the year 1962, during the war with China, General Rawat, showing bravery, took on the Chinese army in the first confrontation over the standoff on the McMahon Line and bravely held them. As a Major, he commanded a company to maintain peace in disturbed areas like Jammu and Kashmir.

While he was given the responsibility as a colonel, in addition to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Kibudhu, commanded the fifth battalion 11 Gorkha Rifles in the Eastern Sector. Rawat became the Chief of the Army Staff before becoming the fourth officer from the Gorkha Brigade to become the COAS. He was instrumental in reducing militancy in the Northeast, with one of the highlights of his career being the 2015 cross-border operation in Myanmar, in which the Indian Army successfully retaliated with an ambush by NSCN-K terrorists.

This mission was carried out under the supervision of Rawat from the Operation Command of the Corps at Dimapur. General Rawat was also part of the plan for the 2016 surgical strike, in which the Indian Army moved across the Line of Control into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Rawat was monitoring developments from South Block in New Delhi. General Bipin Rawat took over the command of the Indian Army on 17 December 2016, succeeding General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the 27th Chief of the Army Staff.

General Rawat took over the command of the Indian Army on 17 December 2016, succeeding General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the 27th Chief of the Army Staff. CDS General Bipin Rawat was India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). Lastly, he was serving as a Chief of Defence Staff of the country.

RankDate of rank
Second Lieutenant16 December 1978
Lieutenant16 December 1980
Captain31 July 1984
Major16 December 1989
Lieutenant Colonel1 June 1998
Colonel1 August 2003
Brigadier1 October 2007 (seniority from 17 May 2007)
Major General20 October 2011 (substantive, seniority from 11 May 2010)
Lieutenant General1 June 2014 (substantive)
General (COAS)1 January 2017
General (CDS)31 December 2019

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Real NameGeneral Bipin Laxman Singh Rawat
General Bipin Rawat childhood photo
Nick NameGeneral Bipin Rawat
ProfessionArmy General
Popular ForFor Being The First Chief of Defence Staff of the Indian Army
Date of Birth16 March 1958
DaySunday
Age (at the time of death in 2021)63 years
Date of Death08 December 2021
Death DayWednesday
Death ReasonArmy Helicopter M17 V5 Crash in Coonoor, Tamilnadu
BirthplacePauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Death PlaceCoonoor, Tamilnadu
HometownPauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Current AddressNew Delhi, India
NationalityIndian
Language KnownHindi & English
ReligionHinduism
Caste/EthnicityKshatriya (Rajput)
Zodiac Sign/Star SignPisces ♓

Body Measurement & Physical Stats:

General Bipin Rawat’s age was 63 years in the year 2021. He was the first Chief of Defense Staff of India. He was very fond of eating and drinking and used to take the help of yoga to keep himself fit. Bipin Rawat’s height is 5 feet 8 inches, which is equal to 173 centimeters. Rawat’s body weight is about 74 kg, he takes a proper diet to keep his body fit so his body measurement is Not Known. His eye color is Dark Brown, and his hair color is Grey & White.

Age (at the time of death in 2021)63 years
Heightin centimeter: 173 cm
in meter: 1.73 m
in feet: 5’8” inches
Weight in kilogram74 kg
Weight in pounds163 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourGrey & White

CDS Bipin Rawat Family Members & Their Relatives:

CDS General Bipin Rawat with her wife Madhurima Rawat
CDS General Bipin Rawat with her wife Madhurima Rawat

General Rawat was born in a middle-class Hindu Kshatriya family in Uttarakhand. Bipin Rawat’s father’s name was Late Laxman Singh, a retired lieutenant of the Indian Army. Rawat’s mother’s name is not known. Talking about the marital status of General Rawat, he was married. CDS General Bipin Rawat’s wife’s name was Madhulika Rawat, who was the President of the Army Women Welfare Association (AWWA).

Being the President of the Army Welfare Women’s Association, she used to attend every meeting with General Rawat. She was about to address students at the Defense Service Staff College in Wellington along with her husband Bipin Rawat. But on the way, 11 people including Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhurima Rawat died due to the helicopter crash.

Bipin Rawat and Madhurima Rawat also have two daughters named Kritika Rawat and Tarini Rawat. His elder daughter Kritika is married while his younger daughter Tarini is still a college student. Both General Rawat and Madhurima got married in the year 1986.

ParentsFather: Laxman Singh (Retd. Lt. General Indian Army)
Mother: Not Known
SiblingsBrother: Not Known
Sister: Not Known
ChildrenSon: Not Available
Daughter: Kritika Rawat & Tarini Rawat
General Bipin Rawat wife Madhurima Rawat and her daughter Kritika Rawat and Tarini Rawat
Wife NameMadhulika Rawat (Died along with his Husband Bipin Rawat in Helicopter Crash)
General Bipin Rawat with her wife Madhurima
Martial StatusMarried
Girlfriends / AffairsNot Available
Marriage Date1986

CDS Bipin Rawat Net Worth Income & Salary:

Talking about the total net worth of General Bipin Rawat, his net worth is around ₹1 crore. He was the first Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) of the country, whose salary is ₹250000, which includes many government amenities.

Salary₹250000+Other Allowance per month
Car CollectionNot Known
Total Net Worth₹1 crores (Approx, as in 2021)

CDS Bipin Rawat Awards & Achievements:

CDS General Bipin Rawat taking awards from President of India
CDS General Bipin Rawat receiving awards from President of India

During his 43 years of service, General Rawat has been decorated with Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, and Sena Medal.

Param Vishisht Seva MedalUttam Yudh Seva Medal
Ati Vishisht Seva MedalSena Medal
Yudh Seva MedalVishisht Seva Medal
Wound MedalSpecial Service Medal
Samanya Seva MedalOperation Parakram Medal
Sainya Seva MedalVidesh Seva Medal
High Altitude Service Medal50th Anniversary of Independence Medal
30 Years Long Service Medal9 Years Long Service Medal
20 Years Long Service MedalMONUSCO

CDS Bipin Rawat Death News / Latest News:

General Bipin Rawat death
General Bipin Rawat’s death news

A total of 13 people, including the country’s first Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, and his wife Madhulika, died on Wednesday. The whole country is saddened by this accident. Indian Air Force’s Mi-17 V5 helicopter crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiri district on Wednesday, killing India’s first Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 others on board. Air Force Group Captain Varun Singh survived the accident. He is undergoing treatment in the hospital.

On 8 December 2021, General Rawat had left for Tamil Nadu by a special flight at 9 am today where he reached the Air Force Airbase at Sulur, Tamil Nadu at 11.35 am. From there, General Rawat along with his wife Madhurima Rawat and 12 other soldiers was going to the Defense Service Staff College in Wellington. He was about to address the students in the college but his helicopter crashed midway.

The Air Force said on its official Twitter handle, “It is now confirmed with great regret that General Bipin Rawat, Smt. Madhulika Rawat and 11 others have died in the unfortunate accident.” Bipin Rawat and Madhulika in the helicopter crash. Besides Rawat, Brigadier LS Lidder, Lt Col Harjinder Singh, Wing Commander PS Chauhan, Squadron Leader K Singh, JWO Das, JWO Pradeep A, Naik Gursewak Singh, Naik Jitendra Kumar, Lance Naik Vivek Kumar, Lance Naik Sai Teja, and Havaldar Satpal were Death has happened. Only Group Captain Varun Singh survived the accident and is undergoing treatment at the hospital.

President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP President JP Nadda, and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi have condoled the death of Rawat. PM Narendra Modi, while posting his picture with Rawat, praised his work and called him a brave soldier and a true patriot.

Social Media Handles & Other Contact Details:

General Rawat’s account is not present on any social media account like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Wikipedia has them covered on its page. In the table below, we have shared the links to all his social media profiles with you, by clicking on them you will be able to access his profile page directly.

FacebookNot Known
InstagramNot Known
Twitter@IAF_MCC
Wikipedia@Bipin_Rawat
Mobile NumberNot Known
YoutubeNot Known
WebsiteNot Known

Some Interesting Facts About CDS Bipin Rawat:

  • Bipin Rawat is known as an expert in fighting high-altitude warfare and counter-insurgency operations in the Army.
  • After the terrorist attack on the army camp in Uri in the year 2016, under the leadership of Army Chief General Rawat, a surgical strike was done on 29 September 2016 to destroy the terrorist camps settled in Pakistan. Which was executed by Rawat through trend para commands.
  • The surgical strike was carried out by the army after several soldiers were martyred in the attack on the army camp in Uri and the CRPF in Pulwama.
  • During his army service, he spent a long time in the LoC, China Border, and North-East.
  • Bipin Rawat first commanded a Brigadier in the National Rifles and later an Infantry Division as a Major-General in the Kashmir Valley.
  • Taking command of the South Command, he coordinated better with the Air Force and Navy along with mechanized warfare on the western border with Pakistan.
  • Rawat has also commanded an infantry battalion as a colonel on the Chinese border.
  • General Rawat has been awarded the ‘Sword of Honor at the Indian Military Academy (IMA).
  • Rawat has served as the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee as well as the 27th Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army.
  • General Rawat was also India’s first Chief of Defence Staff.
  • Bipin Rawat and Madhulika Rawat has 2 daughters Kritika Rawat and Tarini Rawat.
General Bipin Rawat wife Madhurima Rawat and her daughter Kritika Rawat and Tarini Rawat
General Rawat wife Madhurima Rawat (in center) with her 2 daughters Kritika Rawat & Tarini Rawat
  • A total of 13 people, including the country’s first Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, and his wife Madhulika, died on Wednesday. The whole country is saddened by this accident. Indian Air Force’s Mi-17 V5 helicopter crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiri district on Wednesday, killing India’s first Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 others on board. Air Force Group Captain Varun Singh survived the accident. He is undergoing treatment in the hospital.

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