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Gen Rawat receives farewell as Army Chief, pays tribute at National War Memorial

General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday received his farewell as the Indian Army chief after completing a three-year term. He paid tribute at the National War Memorial and said, "I wish to convey my gratitude to the soldiers, rank and file of Indian Army who've stood steadfast under challenging circumstances."

31st December 2019 | 11:51 AM (IST)
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On his last day in office as the Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday paid tribute to martyrs at the National War Memorial here on Tuesday.

General Rawat remembered the brave personnel who had sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation and paid his tributes at the 'Amar Jawan Jyoti'.

He also received his farewell Guard of Honour as the Army Chief at the South Block.

General Rawat had taken over as Army chief on December 31, 2016, after superseding two officers senior to him.

On Monday, he was appointed as the first Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), a post created to make it the main point of contact for the government for dealing with defence forces' issues.

He will take charge as the CDS after a tri-services guard of honour on January 1.

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31st December 2019 | 11:51 AM (IST)
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