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Army Chief Bipin Rawat Seeks Bharat Ratna for Field Marshal Cariappa

Gen Rawat's comments came in response to a request by Col KC Subbayya from The Field Marshal Cariappa General Thimayya (FMCGT) forum about recommending the Bharat Ratna to Cariappa, who hails from Kodagu district in Karnataka.

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Updated:November 4, 2017, 4:01 PM IST
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Army Chief Bipin Rawat Seeks Bharat Ratna for Field Marshal Cariappa
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Gonikoppal: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday pitched for conferring the country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna on independent India's first army chief, Field Marshal General K M Cariappa.

"The time has also come to recommend Field Marshal Cariappa for the award of Bharat Ratna. If others can get it, I see no reason why he should not, a deserving personality for the same. We will shortly address the issue on priority," he said.

Gen Rawat's comments came in response to a request by Col KC Subbayya from The Field Marshal Cariappa General Thimayya (FMCGT) forum about recommending the Bharat Ratna to Cariappa, who hails from Kodagu district in Karnataka.

Rawat unveiled the statues of Cariappa and General K S Thimayya, also a former Army chief who hailed from Kodagu district in Karnataka, at a function at the Cauvery College at Gonikoppal, Kodagu district.

Cariappa In Retirement

Terming Kodagu (formerly Coorg) as a 'land of warriors', Rawat said he is proud, privileged and humbled for having got the opportunity to unveil the memorial in memory of Field Marshal Cariappa and General K S Thimayya.

Kodagu continues to serve the nation with a large number of officers and men serving the Army, he said and voiced hope that "there will be more Chiefs in the future who will rise from this great land".

Cariappa was the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army and was conferred the rank of Field Marshal on April 28, 1986.

He was also a recipient of the prestigious order of the British Empire (OBE) for his role in the Burma campaign against the Japanese during the Second World War.

Cariappa also led the Indian forces on the Western Front during the Indo-Pak War of 1947.

He held the five-star rank of field marshal, the highest honour in the Indian Army, which Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw is the only other officer to have held.

Cariappa, whose military career spanned over three decades, retired from the Army in 1953 and later served as the High Commissioner to Australia and New Zealand till 1956.

He died in Bengaluru in 1993 at the age of 94.

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| Edited by: Puja Menon
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