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Kibithu military base is named after General Bipin Rawat

September 13, 2022

A military station and a major road near the Lohit Valley on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) were recently named after the country's first CDS General Bipin Rawat.

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Kibithu is a small village in eastern India on the banks of the Lohit Valley. Kibithu is regarded as an important military and strategic location.
General Rawat commanded his battalion 5/11 Gorkha Rifles at Kibithu as a colonel from 1999 to 2000, and he made significant contributions to the area's security structure.

The 22-kilometer-long road connecting Walong and Kibithu has been named 'General Bipin Rawat Marg' by Chief Minister Khandu. On the occasion, a life-size mural of General Rawat was also unveiled.

He is a 5/11 Gorkha Rifles infantry officer. He was the Vice Chief of the Army prior to this appointment. He has held key positions in the Army's headquarters and with the United Nations peacekeeping force.
He is from Uttarakhand and graduated from the Indian Military Academy in 1978 with the'sword of honour.'

General Rawat has extensive operational experience in combat zones and at various functional levels in the Indian Army over the last three decades.

He has held various operational positions along the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan, the LAC (Line of Actual Control) with China, and in the North-East.