General Bipin Rawat, 1958 - 2021

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NaMo said somewhere "We are people from small towns. We have come to change India into a modern Bharat. We have not come to get changed!"* Gen Bipin Rawat is the epitome of that resolve.

* "Hum chote mote gaon se aye hain. Hum desh ko badalne aye. Hume badalna nahin!"
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General Rawant's confident plainspeak reminded me of General Padmanabhan.
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@ByRakeshSimha:

Greatness of General Rawat
By @fgautier26

1. Gen Rawat never claimed disability pension despite having a steel rod fitted inside his ankle due to a serious injury during an operation on the LoC in Kashmir. As army chief he initiated major reforms in military canteen purchases,

2. much to the anger of the retired generals, by putting a cap of ₹12 lakh on the purchase of cars. When he found that senior military officers were saving precious excise and buying luxury cars like Mercedes and SUVs and top-brand single malt whiskies through the canteen route,

3. he removed these items from the canteen list saying that a normal officer or jawan cannot afford these with the existing salaries. The veterans hated him for putting a cap and only allowing Indian made foreign liquor to be sold in canteens, but General Rawat told them that

4. if they have so much money, they should buy the Mercedes or Blue Label whiskey from the open market and not dent the Indian exchequer. For the jawans, he ensured that sub-standard products did not find their way into the military canteen through the grease route.

5. Another area where he fought against his own peer group was the misuse of disability pension particularly by senior officers of the three services. Keeping his then defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the know, General Rawat found senior officers were deliberately lowering

6. their medical category before retirement to only not get disability benefits for themselves and their children but also tax-free pension. He found in many cases, a general, air marshal or admiral was getting more pension than his salary by using the disability pension route.

7. While he was all for the support to the genuine disabled who lost their limbs in war or insurgency, he was totally against misuse of disability pension.

8. It is perhaps for this very reason that Gen Rawat never claimed disability pension despite having a steel rod fitted inside his ankle due to a serious injury during an operation on the LoC in Kashmir.

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Manish_P wrote:A tribute to the General, on twitter, by 'The Prince of Good Times' (@Ak5985965)


(Note - not sure but i think this twitter poster is/was a BRF member)
Akshay Kapoor.
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ramana wrote:NaMo said somewhere "We are people from small towns. We have come to change India into a modern Bharat. We have not come to get changed!"* Gen Bipin Rawat is the epitome of that resolve.

* "Hum chote mote gaon se aye hain. Hum desh ko badalne aye. Hume badalna nahin!"
Very nice. It seems an good addition/updation to the "India resides in it's villages" of yore...
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Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor of the helo crash near Coonoor and who was under treatment at the Command Hospital in Bangalore - passes away at the hospital.

ॐ Om Shanthi


IAF chopper crash: Group Captain Varun Singh succumbs to injuries
https://indianexpress.com/article/india ... s-7673898/
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Om Shanti!

May his soul attain Moksha

And may God give strength to his family to bear his irreplaceable loss.
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Fly in the heavens and among the stars Group Captain. You will be missed.

https://twitter.com/_Amar_Lal/status/14 ... 07266?s=20 ---> Brave Soldier. Salute your bravery and integrity. Jai Hind. Forever in our hearts. Krantikari Lal Group Captain Varun Singh ji of Deoria, who was injured in the helicopter accident, is no more with us. Humble tribute!! Om Shanti.

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^^^
Om Shanti to the departed Gp. Captain.
Sunny skies until we meet again in a different time.
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What a terrible loss.
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RIP Group Captain Varun.

The crash investigation has to therefore carry on without the benefit of a crash survivor's testimony.

The exact causes of this crash may remain an eternal mystery... :(
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Om Shanti
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India’s first CDS Shri Bipin Singh Rawat’s statue unveiled in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
via@NewsArenaIndia·Apr 15


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