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Bipin Rawat

First Chief of Defence Staff of India (1958–2021)

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Bipin Rawat: First Chief of Defence Staff of India (1958–2021)
General Bipin Rawat was an Indian military officer who was a four-star general of the Indian Army. He served as the first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of the Indian Armed Forces from January 2020 until his death in a helicopter crash in December 2021. Prior to taking over as the CDS, he served as the 57th Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Indian Armed Forces as well as 26th Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army.

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Rajnath Singh says the appointment of new CDS will be made soon | Oneindia News *news [Video]

Rajnath Singh says the appointment of new CDS will be made soon | Oneindia News *news

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says the appointment of new CDS will be made soon. The post of CDS has been lying vacant since General Bipin Rawat's death in a helicopter crash on December 8 last..

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Election round-up: Over 60% polling in UP phase-1; PM Modi accuses Congress of using Bipin Rawat's name for political gains in Uttarakhand


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Uttarakhand elections 2022: PM Modi accuses Congress of using late CDS Bipin Rawat's name for votes

PM Modi launched a scathing attack on Congress for "using the name of Late CDS General Bipin Rawat for gathering votes" for the Uttarakhand elections.
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PM Modi accuses Congress of using General Rawat's cut-outs for votes


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Morphed Rawat photo gets BJP EC notice


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Cong works for electoral gains, says defence MoS Ajay Bhatt on posters featuring Gen Bipin Rawat


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Tri services inquiry into CDS chopper crash expected to be completed within next two weeks: Govt sources

The tri-services inquiry set up by the Defence Ministry to probe the reasons behind the chopper crash wherein Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and 13 others were killed is expected to..
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Mortal remains of Group Captain Varun Singh reach Bhopal, CM announces Rs 1 cr ex-gratia to kin

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Sole survivor of helicopter crash, Group Captain Varun Singh, succumbs to injuries

Group Captain Varun Singh died at the IAF Command Hospital in Bengaluru early Wednesday, succumbing to grave wounds and extensive burns he suffered a week ago in the Mi-17V5 helicopter crash near Tamil..
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Group Captain Varun Singh, lone survivor of Rawat chopper crash, succumbs to injuries

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IAF chopper crash: Lone survivor Group Captain Varun Singh succumbs to injuries, PM Modi condoles his demise

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Rajnath: Our responsibility to fulfil vision of Gen Rawat

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CDS Gen Bipin Rawat's pre-recorded message played during 'Swarnim Vijay Parv' celebrations - WATCH

CDS General Bipin Rawat's pre-recorded message on Swarnim Vijay Parv event praised the Indian Army for its relentless efforts to protect the nation.
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IMA shuns ceremonies in subdued passing-out parade

A total of 387 gentlemen cadets - 319 Indian and 68 from friendly foreign countries - passed out from the Indian Military academy in a subdued ceremony in light of the death of CDS General Bipin Rawat..
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India in pain, but will move forward: PM salutes Rawat

Hailing the late General Bipin Rawat as "a brave warrior" who put the armed forces on the path to being "atma nirbhar", PM Narendra Modi said the nation's pain at his passing would translate into a..
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Carrying forward reforms started by General Rawat will be real tribute: RSS functionary Ram Madhav


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Veterans of 1971 war dedicate airdrop to CDS Bipin Rawat and 12 others killed in heli crash


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PM Modi on Gen Bipin Rawat's demise: India is in pain, but won't stop


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CDS Bipin Rawat's last remains to be immersed in 'Panch Prayag' in Uttarakhand


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Chopper crash: PM says death of Gen Bipin Rawat loss to nation, prays for early recovery of Group Captain Varun Singh

"The demise of India's first CDS General Bipin Rawat is a loss to every patriot," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday remembering Rawat who died in the helicopter crash on December 8. "He was..
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CDS General Bipin Rawat's daughters immerse parents' ashes in Ganga

CDS General Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat were among the 13 persons killed in a helicopter crash near Tamil Nadu's Coonoor on December 8.
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Gen Bipin Rawat & wife's ashes immersed in Ganga at Haridwar


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IAF chopper crash: Lone survivor Group Captain Varun Singh's condition critical but stable

Group Captain Varun Singh, 42 a decorated officer was on board the IAF chopper as the liaison officer for General Bipin Rawat's visit to DSSC College.
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Tears, salutes & brave smiles as families bid final farewell

Displaying a stoic demeanour, chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat’s daughters lit the pyre on which their parents were laid side by side after the evocative ‘Last Post and the Rouse’ was..
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General Bipin Rawat cremated with full military honours

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Farmers hold 'havan' at Ghazipur border to pray for General Rawat, other victims of chopper crash

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Mortal remains of CDS General Bipin Rawat, wife reach Brar Square crematorium for last rites

While the cortege of the CDS preceded towards the crematorium, people were seen chanting "Jab tak suraj chaand rahega, Bipin ji ka naam rahega".
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CDS General Bipin Rawat and Madhulika Rawat's daughters, family pay tribute

Outside Gen Rawat's residence, people raised slogans of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', 'Gen Rawat amar rahe', and 'Uttarakhand ka heera amar rahe'.
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IAF chopper crash: Rajnath Singh, NSA Ajit Doval pay tribute to late Brig L S Lidder

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Mortal remains of CDS General Bipin Rawat and wife brought to their residence, Home Minister Amit Shah pays tribute

Home Minister Amit Shah paid tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat who passed away in the IAF chopper crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
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General Bipin Rawat's funeral: Traffic restrictions in Delhi, check routes

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Sulur Base says two copters sent but Madras Regimental Centre denies it

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Ambulance with casket meets with minor accident

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Mortal remains of CDS Gen Bipin Rawat arrive in Delhi, PM Modi pays last respects

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Many hadn’t heard about CDS till Ooty chopper crash but they waited to bid adieu to General Bipin Rawat

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Tamil Nadu locals were seen showering flower petals on the vehicles carrying the mortal remains of CDS General Bipin Rawat and others.
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