Military Camp In Arunachal Pradesh Named After Late General Bipin Rawat

Current Affairs

  • On 10th September, 2022, To honour the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) late General Bipin Rawat, the Kibithu military garrison in Arunachal was named after him.
  • General Rawat died in a chopper crash last year in December along with his wife Madhulika Rawat and 12 other military personnel.
  • As a young Colonel, Rawat commanded his Battalion 5/11 Gorkha Rifles at Kibithu from 1999-2000 and contributed immensely to strengthening the security structure in the area.
  • The military garrison looks after the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the sensitive sector. Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Rima post is just opposite the Indian garrison.
  • The 22 Km road stretch from Walong to Kibithu was also dedicated as GENERAL BIPIN RAWAT MARG by the state Chief Minister.

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