In remembrance of India’s first Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat, his successor his successor General Anil Chauhan is today visiting the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington to deliver the lecture that his predecessor was supposed to give but could not due to a chopper crash.
“Gen Anil Chauhan is visiting the DSSC in Wellington today to deliver a speech in the memory of late Gen Rawat,” said defence officials.
Gen Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat along with 12 other military personnel lost their lives in the chopper crash on 8 December, 2021 while he was on his way to Wellington to deliver a speech.
Earlier the present CDS Gen Chauhan used to work closely with Gen Rawat as Director General of Military Operations and then as Eastern Army Commander. He was chosen to succeed Gen Rawat as the Chief of Defence Staff in October this year. The Indian Navy has also announced that it is going to name the trophies for the best Agniveer trainee after the late CDS.
A memorial lecture will also be organized by Indian army on 10 December for late CDS. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Gen Chauhan are also scheduled to launch a book on Gen Bipin Rawat on December 8 itself.