India’s first CDS General Bipin Rawat

India’s first CDS General Bipin Rawat

Team Ambitiousbaba and AB are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is “India’s first CDS General Bipin Rawat


There was a tragic chopper crash in Tamil Nadu in which General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others died. An instance misfortune has happened when the Mi-17V5 helicopter carrying Rawat and 13 others crashed shortly after it took off from an IAF base in Sulur near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.

The Indian Air Force has already set up an inquiry into the chopper crash that passed to India’s first CDS death. Group Captain Varun Singh who is the only survivor in the crash is under treatment at a military hospital in Wellington.

Ram Nath Kovind, president of India, Narendra Modi Prime minister of India has expressed grief to General Bipin Rawat’s death.

About General Bipin Rawat:

Rawat was born in Pauri which is today known as Uttarakhand, on 16 March 1958, into a Hindu family. General Bipin Rawat’s family had been serving in the Indian Army for multiple generations.

Rawat was started his defence service with the 5th battalion of 11 Gorkha Rifles on 16 December 1978, the same unit as his father. He has much experience in high-altitude warfare and spent ten years conducting counter-insurgency operations.

Medals & Awards:

In more than 43 years of his defence career service, Bipin Rawat was granted for gallantry and distinguished service with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, the COAS Commendation on two occasions and the Army Commander’s Commendation.

Extra ordinary service during service

1.) As India’s first CDS:
General Bipin Rawat was appointed as the first then newly inducted Chief of Defence Staff of India. As the CDS, he became a four-star General.

2.) A Distinguished career:
The Indian Army has taken some of the most rigorous steps against Pakistan under the leadership of Bipin Rawat. The Indian Air Force executed the Balakot strikes under one of the major role Bipin Rawat’s tenure.

3.) Managed the Doklam crisis:
He handled military affairs besides Pakistan along the border with China, when the Doklam draw that went on for over two months. He has also facilitated better relations between the armies of India and China through regular border meetings, interactions and joint exercises.

4.) The man who reshaped the army:
General Bipin Rawat has also played an important role in shaping the army. He was fundamental in reconstituting the army to cut administrative thick issue, reduce fraudulence and increase combat potential. He has also secured the man behind the machine to be important, building up them with new assault rifles procured from the US. He was one of the major roles in the modernisation of the army.

5.) The Decorated Officer:
General Bipin Rawat is graduated from St. Edward School, Shimla, and the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. He was accredited in the Fifth Battalion of the Eleven Gorkha Rifles in December 1978, from Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He was granted the ‘Sword of Honour’. He was also awarded for gallantry and distinguished service with the UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, COAS Commendation on two occasions and the Army Commander’s Commendation.

Question & Answer:

Q1. Where the chopper crash has happened in which General Bipin Rawat and 12 others died?
Ans. In Tamil Nadu (near Coonoor)

Q2. Who was the India’s first Chief of Defence Staff?
Ans. General Bipin Rawat

Q3. What is the name of helicopter which was crashed in Tamil Nadu?
Ans. Mi-17V5

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