Indian Army condoles demise of General Bipin Rawat
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 other military personnel died in an air accident on Wednesday.
Updated on 9 Dec 2021, 4:20 am
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat (PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons)
General MM Naravane and all ranks of the Indian Army expressed their deepest grief and sorrow over the untimely demise of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat; president DWWA Madhulika Rawat; and 11 other military personnel in an unfortunate air accident on Wednesday, stated a release issued by PIB (Defence Wing).
General Bipin Rawat, India’s first CDS, was a visionary who initiated far reaching reforms in the Indian military’s higher defence organisation. He was instrumental in creating the foundation of India’s joint theater commands and giving impetus to the increased indigenisation of military equipment, a legacy which will be carried on and strengthened by successive generations, it stated.
Madhulika Rawat, also the former president AWWA was an epitome of grace whose presence will be missed by everyone, it mentioned.
The deceased 11 military personnel accompanying the CDS and president DWWA on the way to Wellington will also be equally missed by everyone. They performed their duties as per the best traditions of the Armed Forces, it added.