The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday called on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in New Delhi. This was his first his first meeting with the PM.
General Bipin Rawat has taken over as the 27th Chief of the Army Staff. The General Officer was tenanting the appointment of the Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) of the Indian Army from 01 Sep 2016.
General Bipin Rawat was commissioned in the Fifth Battalion of the Eleven Gorkha Rifles in December 1978, from Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, where he was awarded the ‘Sword of Honour’.
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Sources said Rawat also had a meeting with all army commanders including superseded southern command chief Lt Gen PM Hariz.
The army top brass is also believed to have discussed plans and preparations for the forthcoming Combined Commanders conference.
The General Officer has vast experience in high altitude warfare and counter insurgency operations. He commanded an Infantry battalion, along the Line of Actual Control in the Eastern Sector; a Rashtriya Rifles Sector and an Infantry Division in the Kashmir Valley, a Corps in the Eastern theatre and the Southern Command.
He has tenanted instructional appointments at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and at Army War College, Mhow.