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1st death anniversary of CDS of India, Gen Bipin Rawat: Wreath-laying ceremony organised at Dagger War Memorial

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Srinagar: A wreath-laying ceremony was organised at Dagger War Memorial on Thursday to commemorate the first death anniversary of the first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of India, General Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC. 

General Rawat was also the former General Officer Commanding of 19 Infantry Division who commanded the Division in 2012. He along with his wife Madhulika Rawat & 11 others lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu on 08 Dec 2022.

Brig Sanjeev Kumar, Officiating General Officer Commanding, Dagger Division along with other military personnel laid wreath at Dagger War Memorial and paid homage to the former Chief of Defence Staff remembering his memorable military career.

The people of Baramulla also organised a ceremony to pay tributes at Dak Bungalow, Baramulla. A large number of citizens had gathered to remember and pay tributes to their favourite General. 

Speaking on the occasion, Tausif Raina, President of Municipal Corporation, Baramulla mentioned the special connection General Rawat had with the people of Kashmir, especially with the citizens of Baramulla. “General Rawat was in constant touch with various locals of the area.” He also mentioned that his death was irreparable to the nation.

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