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Bipin Rawat becomes 27th chief of the 1.3 million strong Army

  • Bipin Rawat, New Army Chief, Dalbir Singh, Indian Army
    New Army Chief General Bipin Rawat

    Lt General Bipin Rawat on Saturday took over as the 27th chief of the 1.3 million strong Indian Army

  • Bipin Rawat, New Army Chief, Dalbir Singh, Indian Army
    General Dalbir Singh handing over the baton to General Bipin Rawat in the office of Chief of Army Staff

    succeeding General Dalbir Singh Suhag, who retired after 42 years of service

  • Bipin Rawat, New Army Chief, Dalbir Singh, Indian Army
    Army Chief General Bipin Rawat after the guard of honour at South Block

    Lt General Rawat superseded the two senior most lieutenant generals, Praveen Bakshi and P.M. Hariz.

  • Bipin Rawat, New Army Chief, Dalbir Singh, Indian Army
    New Army Chief General Bipin Rawat after guard of honour at South Block

    Lt Gen. Bakshi, who heads the Kolkata-headquartered Eastern Command, announced “full support” to the new chief

  • Bipin Rawat, New Army Chief, Dalbir Singh, Indian Army
    He had also met defence minister Manohar Parrikar recently.

    Earlier, there was speculation that Lt Gen Bakshi may resign or take premature retirement.

  • Bipin Rawat, New Army Chief, Dalbir Singh, Indian Army
    New Army Chief General Bipin Rawat during the guard of honour at South Block in New Delhi

    He said that speculation in the media and social media should stop.

  • Bipin Rawat, New Army Chief, Dalbir Singh, Indian Army
    Speculation is rife that Lt General Bakshi may be given the new post of chief of defence staff pertaining which Parrikar will meet Prime ...

    The Eastern Commander called the new Army chief to congratulate him on taking over the reins of the army.

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