General Rawat In The Days Before He Died

Please click on the images for glimpses of General Bipin Rawat, India’s first chief of defence staff, in the weeks leading to his tragic death on Wednesday. 

IMAGE: The Final Official Photograph: General Rawat is pinned with the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund badge by an official of the Kendriya Sainik Board on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day, December 6, 2021. All photographs: Press Information Bureau

IMAGE: General Rawat, second from left, watches Brigadier R V Jatar (Retd), who had participated in the Battle of Rezang La as a captain in 1962, unveil the renovated Rezang La Memorial to the Nation at Chushul in Ladakh, November 18, 2021.

IMAGE: General Rawat, right, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Rezang La Memorial at Chushul in Ladakh, November 18, 2021.

IMAGE: General Rawat, extreme right, Brigadier Jatar (retd) and others listen to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh making a point at the Rezang La Memorial at Chushul in Ladakh, November 18, 2021.

IMAGE: General Rawat, in the front row, listens to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh address officers and troops at the Rezang La Memorial at Chushul in Ladakh, November 18, 2021.

IMAGE: General Rawat, right, Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Yogesh Kumar Joshi flank Defence Minister Rajnath Singh as they salute the soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice for the nation at the Rezang La Memorial at Chushul in Ladakh, November 18, 2021.

IMAGE: General Rawat, fourth from left, then chief of the naval staff Admiral Karambir Singh, second from left, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, fifth from left, army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, third from right, air chief Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhuri, second from right, Lieutenant General Kanwal Jeet Dhillon (director general, Defence Intelligence Agency and deputy chief of Integrated Defence Staff), right, Ambassador Riva Ganguly Das, front, Bangladesh army chief General S M Shafiuddin Ahmed, fourth from right, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Ambassador Muhammad Imran, second from left, and others at an event to mark the Armed Forces Day of Bangladesh at the Bangladesh high commission in New Delhi, November 22, 2021.

Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Mahipal Soni /Rediff.com

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