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Late CDS Gen Bipin Rawat honoured

A majestic life-size mural of the General was also unveiled.

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New Delhi: Former CDS late General Bipin Rawat was on Saturday honoured at Kibithu, a small hamlet on the banks of the Lohit Valley in Arunachal Pradesh, where a Military Camp was also renamed Gen Bipin Rawat Military Garrison.

Gen Bipin Rawat, the first Chief of Defence Staff of India commanded his Battalion 5/11 Gorkha Rifles as a Colonel at Kibithu from 1999-2000 and contributed immensely to strengthening the security structure of the area.
Kibithu is also an important Military Camp of the Indian Army guarding the Line of Actual Control.

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Gen Rawat, whose untimely demise in Dec 2021 left a void in the country, was instrumental in implementing the infrastructural development and social growth in the area which greatly benefitted the local populace.

To honour his selfless service to a grateful nation, a solemn dedication ceremony was held at Kibithu on Saturday at the behest of the Arunachal Pradesh Government, the Indian Army said.

During the ceremony, a grand gate at the garrison in the local traditional architectural style was inaugurated by Governor Brig BD Mishra.

Besides, the 22 km road stretch from Walong to Kibithu was dedicated as Gen Bipin Rawat Marg by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister.

A majestic life-size mural of the General was also unveiled.

The event was witnessed by the citizens of Kibithu and Walong. The dedication ceremony has further synergised Civil-Military relations and is a befitting tribute to the first Chief of Defence Staff of India.

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