Bipin Chandra Joshi

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General Bipin Chandra Joshi
Born 1935
Died 19 November 1994
Military hospital in New Delhi
Allegiance  India
Service/branch Indian Army
Years of service 1954 - 1994.
Rank General

General Bipin Chandra Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, ADC (1935 – November 19, 1994) was the 17th Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) of the Indian Army. He was born in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Many of his relatives still live there.


General Joshi also became Colonel of the Regiment (a ceremonial military patron's post) for the 64 Cavalry later in his career.[citation needed]


General Joshi has been a recipient of the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) and the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) for distinguished service of the most exceptional order.


General Joshi died of heart attack in New Delhi military hospital on November 19, 1994.[2] He was due to retire in 1995. He is the only General of Indian military who died while in service.

In His Memory[edit]

The Gen B.C.Joshi Army Public School was established.

A sapling which was sown by Gen BC Joshi on 16 October 1993 is now a sprawling campus of 23 acres with pollution-free healthy environment. It has turned into a healthy plant and is growing well in the beautiful valley of the Pithoragarh hills. General BC Joshi Army Public School has been established under the aegis of Army Headquarters, Adjutant General's Branch, to cater to the needs of children of defence personnel including ex-service men, and to some extent to those of civilians and Non-Resident Indians. The School aims at providing quality education in an environment that ensembles the contemporary values of science and technology with our rich traditions, ideals and cultural heritage. It also ensures a judicious mix of academic competencies, physical fitness, discipline and social awareness. It prepares children for All India Secondary School Examinations and All India Senior Secondary School Examinations conducted by CBSE, New Delhi


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "CHIEFS OF THE INDIAN ARMY". 
  2. ^ "Gen. Bipin Chandra Joshi, Indian Army Chief, 59". NY times. November 19, 1994. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sunith Francis Rodrigues
Chief of Army Staff
Succeeded by
Shankar Roychowdhury