Zoom News : Dec 08, 2021, 09:23 PM
New Delhi : The country's first Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat said goodbye to the world in an army chopper plane crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Apart from him, Rawat's wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 army officers were no more in this tragic accident. The fourth officer of the Gorkha regiment to become the Chief of Army Staff of the country. Let us know how big was the personality of General Bipin Rawat, famous for many feats including surgical strike in Pakistan, pushing back the Chinese army in Doklam and handling the atmosphere after Article 370 was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir.General Bipin Rawat became the first officer of the Indian Armed Forces to hold the post of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) in 2019. The post was created as part of the government's efforts to restructure India's armed forces to meet the current challenges. The actions of General Bipin Rawat can be gauged from the fact that the government nominated him for the CDS just before his retirement from the post of Army Chief. His tenure in CDS was to end in 2022, but he left the world before that.Journey from NDA to IMAGeneral Bipin Rawat was an alumnus of St. Edward's School in Shimla before joining the National Defense Academy in Khadakwasla, Maharashtra. He trained at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. General Bipin Rawat commanded an infantry battalion along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), which separates India's position in the eastern sector from the Chinese. He also commanded an infantry division in the Kashmir Valley and a corps in the Northeast.Army Chief from Gorkha RegimentGeneral Bipin Rawat was an officer of the Gorkha Regiment. General Rawat was the fourth officer of the Gorkha regiment to become the Chief of Army Staff. As CDS, General Rawat was the single-point advisor to the government on matters relating to the army. In this role, General Rawat focused on better synergy between the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy, the three wings of the armed forces. General Rawat was appointed as the Chief of Army Staff on 31 December 2016. A four-star military officer, General Rawat was appointed Chief of Defense Staff on 30 December 2019.spotless military careerGeneral Rawat spent four decades in the service of a Brigade Commander, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-C) Southern Command, General Staff Officer Grade-II in Directorate of Military Operations, Colonel Military Secretary and Deputy Military Secretary. General Rawat also held the rank of Military Secretary's Branch and Senior Instructor in the Junior Command Wing. He was also part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force (UNPF) and commanded a multinational brigade in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Pak's sleep was blown away by surgical strikeGeneral Bipin Rawat has many achievements to his name in his highly successful career. General Rawat played a key role in controlling insurgency in the Northeast, overseeing the 2015 cross-border operations in Myanmar and the 2016 surgical strikes.China pushed in DoklamIndian and Chinese armies were face to face in Doklam in 2017. China was building a road in a part of Doklam, but after strong opposition from the Indian Army, there was a war-like situation between the two armies. This dispute went on for more than 70 days, but under the leadership of Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, the Indian Army faced the Chinese army firmly and forced China to retreat.