Kibithu military garrison, a key military station guarding the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh has been named after India’s first Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat.
Gen Bipin Rawat was killed in a chopper crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu in December last year along with his wife and 12 other Army and IAF personnel.
The reason for choosing this military base for the renaming is clear as Gen Rawat had made a significant contribution to strengthening the security structure of the remote Kibithu area when he commanded his Battalion 5/11 Gorkha Rifles as a Colonel from 1999-2000.
Along with the renaming of the military camp, the 22km Kibithu-Wallong Road, was also renamed General Bipin Rawat Road.
Kibithu, a small hamlet in the eastern most part of India, is a strategically located military camp guarding the LAC.