Indian chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Twitter
Indian chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Twitter
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As India mourns the death of top general Bipin Rawat, what does his loss mean for its military?

  • The country’s most senior serving soldier was hand-picked by Modi to become his army chief before becoming the nation’s first chief of defence staff
  • His fatal helicopter crash ‘couldn’t have come at a worse time’, one analyst says, amid heightened border tensions with China

Indian chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Twitter
Indian chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Twitter
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