Late General Bipin Rawat, honoured by Indian Army on eve of his birthday

On the eve of the 65th birthday of the late Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, the Indian Army dedicated a Chair of Excellence in his memory at the United Service Institution of India (USI).

A cheque of Rs 5 lakhs was handed over to Maj Gen BK Sharma (retd), Director, USI which will be paid as an honorarium to the nominated Chair of Excellence.

The late General Bipin Rawat, who served as India’s first CDS as well as the 27th Chief of the Indian Army, was an outstanding professional

The Chair of Excellence is a befitting tribute to the astute leadership and professionalism of the General Bipin Rawat

The Army Chief recounted that General Rawat was passionate about strategic thoughts and invested considerable time and energy in the activities of various think tanks

In a tragic turn of events that followed on December 8, 2021, India lost one of its gems, General Bipin Rawat, in a helicopter crash. General was on his way to Defence Services Staff College

The IAF Mi 17 V5 helicopter was flying with a crew of 4 members carrying the CDS and 9 other passengers when his helicopter met with the tragic accident near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.