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Kibithu Camp In Arunachal Pradesh renamed After General Bipin Rawat

 'To honour late General Bipin Rawat's selfless service to a grateful nation, a solemn dedication ceremony was held at Kibithu on 10 Sep 2022. The event was graced by the Honourable Governor and Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command, Senior Military and Civilian dignitaries and the daughters of General Bipin Rawat, an official statement said.

The first Chief of Defence Staff of the Indian Armed Forces, late General Bipin Rawat was honoured today at Kibithu, a small hamlet on the banks of the Lohit Valley in the Eastern most part of India. A circle under the Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh, Kibithu is an important Milit
ary Camp of the Indian Army guarding the Line of Actual Control. The Kibithu Military Camp was renamed 'General Bipin Rawat Military Garrison' during the honorary ceremony that was held at the behest of the state government.

During the ceremony, a grand gate built in local traditional architectural style, along with a life-size mural of the General was unveiled. The 22 Km long road stretch from Walong to Kibithu was also dedicated as 'General Bipin Rawat marg' by Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu.

Notably, late General Bipin Rawat commanded his Battalion 5/11 Gorkha Rifles as a Colonel at Kibithu from 1999-2000. 'General Bipin Rawat contributed immensely to strengthening the security structure of the area. His vision and foresight were instrumental in implementing the infrastructural development and social growth in the area which greatly benefitted the local populace,' an official statement read. Citizens of Kibithu and Walong witnessed the event.

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