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Things you need to know about Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat 


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General Bipin Rawat is the 27th Chief of the Army Staff (C​​​​​​OAS) of the Indian Army who assumed office on December 31 in the year of 2016 following the retirement of General Dalbir Singh. He served as the Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS) before taking charge as Chief of the Army Staff (COAS). General Bipin Rawat has been serving in the Indian Army from December 16, 1978. General Bipin Rawat is one of the decorated officers and won many Medals and Honours such as the Uttam Yudh Seva Medal (UYSM), Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), Yudh Seva Medal (YSM), Sena Medal (SM) and Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM).



Early & Career   


• COAS Bipin Rawat is a third-generation officer of the Indian Army born and brought up in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. 

• The family of COAS had been serving the Indian Army from multiple generations, and his father Lieutenant General Laxman Singh Rawat (Retd.) had served the country for a long period of time.      



• COAS attended St. Edward’s School (Shimla) , Cambrian Hall Boarding School (Dehradun) and the prestigious Indian Military Academy (Dehradun) and was awarded the ‘Sword of Honour’ on the commission.

• COAS is graduated from Defense Services Staff College located at Wellington Cantonment affiliated to the Madras University (Tamil Nadu) and Fort Leavenworth (USA).



• COAS was awarded the Doctorate of Philosophy at Chaudhary Charan Singh University (Meerut) for his Military-Media strategies and glories.

• COAS Bipin Rawat was given the 5th battalion of 11 Gorkha Rifles on December 16 in the year of 1978.       






Name General Bipin Rawat
Real Name General Bipin Rawat
Date of Commissioned  16 July,1978
Profession Chief of Army Staff (COAS)
Date of Birth 16 March,1958
Age 60
Father's Name Lieutenant General (Retd.) Laxman Singh Rawat
Service Number IC-35471M
Height 1.70 M
Weight 78 Kilogram
Religion Hinduism
Special Honours (UYSM), (AVSM), (YSM), (VSM) & (SM)
School St. Edward’s School (Shimla) and Cambrian Hall Boarding School (Dehradun)
College Indian Military Academy (Dehradun),
 Defence Services Staff College (Wellington)
and Fort Leavenworth (USA)

Hobby Tracking and Swimming
Hometown Pauri Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
Nationality Indian
Marriage Status Married
Special Achievement Sword of Honor



Honours and Medals

Uttam Yudh Seva Medal Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
Yudh Seva Medal Sena Medal Vishisht Seva Medal
Wound Medal
Samanya Seva Medal
Special Service Medal
Operation Parakram Medal
Sainya Seva Medal
High Altitude Service Medal
Videsh Seva Medal
50th Anniversary of Independence Medal
30 Years Long Service Medal

Years Long Service Medal
09 Years Long Service Medal



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