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Chair Of Excellence: General Bipin Rawat

Chair Of Excellence: General Bipin Rawat

On the eve of the 65th birthday of late Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat, the Indian Army has instituted a Chair of Excellence in his memory at the United Service Institution of India (USI).

  • The formal announcement was made by Gen. Manoj Naravane, Chief of Army Staff and Officiating Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee, at a ceremony organised at South Block.
  • The aim of the proposed Chair of Excellence will be to conduct research on strategic issues of significance pertaining to the armed forces.
  • The Chair will be open to veterans of the three Services and civilians having expertise in the field of national security and military affairs.
  • Naravane also handed over a cheque for ₹5 lakh to Maj. Gen. B.K. Sharma (retd), Director, USI, which will be paid as honorarium to the nominated Chair of Excellence.
  • United Service Institution of India (USI) is a national security and defence services think tank based in New Delhi.
  • It was founded in 1870 by a soldier scholar, Colonel (later Major General) Sir Charles MacGregor.

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