Master of the Surgical Strike General Bipin Rawat

Master of the Surgical Strike General Bipin Rawat

Master of the Surgical Strike, General Bipin Rawat. General Bipin Rawat was known for his anti-Pakistan rhetoric for which he has been criticized in Pakistan.

The alleged ‘surgical strike’ at Balakot in Pakistan in February 2019 brought two Pakistani and Indian nuclear powers to the brink of war.

The main character of this attack was General Bipin Rawat who was then the Chief of the Indian Army.

Earlier, he was the Deputy Chief of Army Staff during another alleged ‘surgical strike’ in Pakistan-administered Kashmir in September 2016. Pakistan has denied any such attack.

Not only that, but before that he was one of the main characters of the Indian Army’s ‘surgical strike’ in Myanmar after the attack on the Indian Army in Manipur. Interestingly, he had just taken over as Deputy Army Chief three weeks ago.

The Economic Times, India Times at the time called Bipin Rawat the “Master of Surgical Strike”.

India’s first Chief of Defense Staff was General Bipin Rawat. Earlier, he was the Indian Chief of Army Staff and it was decided by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the post after his retirement in 2019.

Master of the Surgical Strike General Bipin Rawat

Anti-Pakistan statement

Master of the Surgical Strike General Bipin Rawat

In the past, Bipin Rawat has been in the news many times regarding Pakistan and he has also been criticized in Pakistan for this.

In September 2020, he stated that the Indian Army had the capability to fight on two fronts with Pakistan and China and that Pakistan would suffer “heavy losses” if Pakistan attempted a “miss adventure” in India.

Will Reacting to the statement, the Pakistani Foreign Office had said that General Bipin Rawat should “focus on his professional matters instead of making a career out of anti-Pakistan rhetoric”.

Bipin Rawat had also said in September 2019 that the Indian Army was ready to take action in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and was only waiting for government permission.

Bipin Rawat has also demanded that Pakistan be blacklisted through the Financial Action Task Force.

Master of the Surgical Strike General Bipin Rawat

General Bipin Rawat has been of great importance in the recent history of the Indian Army. He was India’s Army Chief at the time of the Balakot incident but was promoted to a new post after his retirement.

General Bipin Rawat has also faced criticism in this regard. He has also been accused of pursuing the Hindutva agenda.

In November 2018, he quoted Pakistan as saying that Pakistan would have to become a secular state if it wanted to be friends with India.

His statement came on the heels of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement on friendship with India.

In January 2018, Bipin Rawat, then Army Chief, made a statement regarding Pakistan’s nuclear weapons.

He said that if the government gives the order, the Indian Army is ready to take any action across the border regardless of the nuclear threat (nuclear bluff) from Pakistan.

Master of the Surgical Strike General Bipin Rawat

General Bipin Rawat was the victim of another controversy recently when he had differences with his own Air Chief. General Bipin Rawat had said that the Indian Air Force provides assistance to the evil forces, in response to which Indian Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar had said that the work of the Air Force is not just aiding but air power is an important part of the war.

A month ago, General Bipin Rawat, while comparing Pakistan and China for India, had said that India’s biggest enemy is not Pakistan but China.

Master of the Surgical Strike General Bipin Rawat

Soldiers for many generations

Master of the Surgical Strike General Bipin Rawat

According to India Today, Bipin Rawat was born on March 16, 1958, in the district of Powari in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. He belonged to a family that had joined the army for many generations.

According to the Indian newspaper Business Standard, The Indian Army’s first Chief of Defense Staff, General Bipin Rawat, served as the country’s first Chief of Defense Staff.

He was appointed as the 27th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from December 17, 2016. Shortly after his retirement on December 30, 2019, he was appointed CDS of the Indian Army from December 31, 2019.

Master of the Surgical Strike General Bipin Rawat

In addition to creating the post for General Bipin Rawat, the Indian government also raised the retirement age for military chiefs from 62 to 65.

The Indian government cited the creation of the CDS as the reason for appointing a “one-point adviser” to the government on military matters.

The purpose of this post was to deal with matters relating to the three Armed Forces through a single person.

Master of the Surgical Strike General Bipin Rawat

Command in difficult areas of India

Master of the Surgical Strike General Bipin Rawat

Bipin Rawat, a trainee of India’s National Defense Academy (NDA) and Indian Military Academy Dehradun (IMA) joined the Indian Army in December 1978. He was commissioned in 11 Gorkha Rifles just like his father.

According to Gulf News, General Bipin Rawat (Sword of Honor) was also awarded the Sword of Honor for completing his training at IMA.

He also commanded an infantry battalion along the Line of Actual Control on the Indo-China border.

Bipin Rawat also commanded operations against militancy in Jammu and Kashmir as the sector commander of the Indian Army’s Rashtriya Rifles unit. While he had also commanded Infantry Vision in Uri Sector.

Master of the Surgical Strike General Bipin Rawat

According to Business Standard, General Bipin Rawat was considered an experienced counter-militancy officer and commanded the most difficult areas of India, including the northern and eastern border areas.

Master of the Surgical Strike General Bipin Rawat

Bipin Rawat has held the positions of Brigadier Commander, General Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Command, General Staff Officer Grade-II, Colonel Military Secretary, and Deputy Military Secretary during his four decades in the Indian Army.

General Bipin Rawat was also a member of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Master of the Surgical Strike General Bipin Rawat

During his tenure, General Rawat was awarded Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Atam Idh Seva Medal, Ati Vishesh Seva Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, Id Seva Medal, and Sena Medal.

Master of the Surgical Strike General Bipin Rawat

Master of the Surgical Strike General Bipin Rawat
Master of the Surgical Strike, General Bipin Rawat

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