Emergence: 16 March 1958
Demise: 8 December 2021
General Bipin Laxman Singh Rawat [recipient of awards like PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC ] 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 57th and last Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee as well as 26th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army.