In a major achievement for the nation, as well as the Indian armed forces, the current Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat was officially inducted into the International Hall of Fame at his US alma mater, Command and General Staff College in Leavenworth, United States of America.
In a five day visit to the USA, General Rawat first visited his alma mater, where he was honoured with a shield for his association with the same. He was then inducted into the International Hall of Fame of the College, as informed by the Twitter handle of the Indian Army.
General Bipin Rawat #COAS in an impressive military ceremony, has been inducted into the prestigious International Hall of Fame at the Command & General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth. #COAS is an alumnus of the College having graduated in 1997. pic.twitter.com/lw70qlrTxs
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) April 5, 2019
General Bipin Rawat is a distinguished army officer, with a meritorious record of his own. Born into an illustrious family serving the armed forces for multiple generations, General Rawat was commissioned into the Indian Army in 1978. Not many know that this illustrious general was the commanding officer of the Dimapur based III Corps, from which para commandos of 21 Para Regiment had taken revenge for the Chandel district massacre of 2015 by conducting cross border surgical strikes on NSCN-K terror camps in Myanmar.
He has been awarded various distinctions for his services and it was one of the key reasons for which he was chosen as the Chief of Army Staff in 2016, superseding others.
In his current visit to the USA, General Rawat is also likely to meet the US Army General as well. According to the army sources, “The Army Chief will begin his five days starting from (Monday) where he will meet his American counterpart and hold important discussions on counter-terrorism and cooperation with the US.”
The induction of General Bipin Rawat into the hall of fame in such a prestigious college is no mean feat. He is one of the rare army officers to be chosen as the Chief of Army Staff purely on merit rather than the traditional seniority. Besides, the current meetings with the top brass of the US security only signify the respect that the Indian armed forces command as a whole.