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Kibithu military camp in Arunachal Pradesh renamed ‘Gen. Bipin Rawat garrison’

Updated: September 10, 2022 4:00 pm

The military camp in Kibithu, Arunachal Pradesh has been renamed as ‘Gen Bipin Rawat military garrison’ in the honour of the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) who was killed in a chopper crash last December. Kibithu is a small hamlet on the banks of the Lohit Valley in Rest of Arunachal Pradesh (RALP) close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Gen. Rawat commanded his Battalion 5/11 Gorkha Rifles here as a Colonel from 1999-2000. A gate built in local traditional architectural style was inaugurated by the Governor Brig D. B. Mishra (Retd). The 22 Km-road stretch from Walong to Kibithu was dedicated as Gen. Bipin Rawat Marg by Pema Kandu Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. The event was at attended by Lt Gen R. P. Kalita, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command and daughters of Gen Rawat among others.

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