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Bipin Rawat

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27th Chief of the Army Staff
Assumed office
31 December 2016
President Pranab Mukherjee
Ram Nath Kovind
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Dalbir Singh
Personal details
Born Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{". 16 March 1958 (16 March 1958-{{{month}}}-{{{day}}}) (age Error: Need valid year, month, day)
Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
Spouse(s) Madhulika Rawat
Relations Lt. Gen. Laxman Singh Rawat (Father)
Alma mater National Defence Academy (BSc)
Indian Military Academy
Defence Services Staff College (MPhil)
U.S. Army Command & General Staff College (ILE)
Chaudhary Charan Singh University (PhD)
Awards Param Vishisht Seva Medal ribbon.svg Param Vishisht Seva Medal
Uttam Yudh Seva Medal ribbon.svg Uttam Yudh Seva Medal
Ati Vishisht Seva Medal ribbon.svg Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
Yudh Seva Medal ribbon.svg Yudh Seva Medal
Sena Medal ribbon.svg Sena Medal
Vishisht Seva Medal ribbon.svg Vishisht Seva Medal
Military service
Allegiance  India
Branch/service  India Army
Years of service 16 December 1978 – present
Rank General of the Indian Army.svg General
Unit 5/11 Gorkha Rifles
Commands Chief of the Army Staff
Vice Chief of the Army Staff
IA Southern Command.jpg Southern Command
III Corps
19 Infantry Division
MONUSCO North Kivu Brigade
Rashtriya Rifles, Sector 5
5/11 Gorkha Rifles

General Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC is the 27th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army. He became Chief of Army Staff on 31 December 2016 after retirement of General Dalbir Singh.

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