Arunachal Bipin Rawat

Anjaw, Sep 10: The Indian Army’s Kibithu military base camp in Arunachal Pradesh has been named after the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) – General Bipin Rawat. The occasion on Saturday to rename the military station changed into held to be able to honor General Rawat, who had commanded his unit 5/eleven Gorkha Rifles at this camp as a Colonel, media reported.

During the ceremony, a grand gate constructed in a nearby conventional architectural fashion changed into inauguration with the aid of using Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig BD Mishra (Retd).

Along with this, a 22-km street stretch from Walong to Kibithu changed into an additionally committed as ‘General Bipin Rawat Marg’ with the aid of using Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu.

Army officers similarly advised media that a “majestic life-length mural of the General changed into additionally unveiled observed with the aid of using a cope with with the aid of using the governor”. The state’s governor, Brigadier BD Mishra (Retd), Pema Khandu, senior military, civilian dignitaries, and daughters of the overdue CDS Rawat attended the occasion.

“In a glowing tribute to the courage, valor, and patriotism of First Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, happy to have dedicated the 22 Km-road stretches from Walong to Kibithu as Gen Bipin Rawat Marg, today, (sic),” the chief minister wrote in a tweet as he shared a few pictures.

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Kibithu is a small hamlet at the banks of the Lohit Valley in the easternmost part of India and is taken into consideration as a vital area from the military perspective.

On December 8, 2021, General Bipin Rawat changed into killed in a helicopter crash close to Coonoor in Tamil Nadu alongside together along with his spouse Madhulika Rawat, and 12 different navy personnel. The officers had been on a go to the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington (Nilgiri Hills) to cope with the school and pupil officials of the Staff Course whilst the incident occurred.