On the occasion of his 65th birth anniversary on March 16, 2023, the Indian Navy fondly remembers Late General Bipin Rawat, the first Chief of Defence Staff of Indian Armed Forces. General Rawat, a visionary leader, a scholar soldier and a military reformer, was known for his professionalism, principles, conviction and decisiveness. In a distinguished carrier spanning over four decades, General Rawat’s achievements were remarkable in all spheres of military and national security affairs.
As the first CDS and Secy DMA, General Rawat rallied for organisational and structural reforms to integrate the Armed Forces. Path-breaking transformational initiatives and civil-military synergy will remain his legacy. General Rawat’s enthusiasm lead the Armed Forces to turn Agnipath – the biggest HR transformation by the Armed Forces since Independence, from an idea to reality.
To acknowledge and honour Gen Rawat’s contribution to the transformational Agnipath scheme and towards enhancement of Tri-Services synergy and jointmanship, following two trophies are being instituted by the Indian Navy:-