New Delhi, Dec 09: As the nation mourns the loss of Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, one would remember the famous quote the glory that touched the sky.
General Rawat was a decorated officer and in his death India would find the vacuum left behind by him exceptionally difficult to fill.
General Rawat had an exceptional career that spanned over for four decades. After serving as the Indian Army Chief, he was appointed as first Chief of Defence Staff of the country. The government had amended the Army rules to extend the age of superannuation from 62 to 65, which went on to pave the way for the appointment for the post of CDS.