Octogenarian General R N Chibber passes away

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Nov 22: Major General R.N Chibber, who participated in 1962, 1965 and 1971 wars, has left for heavenly abode yesterday.
The octogenarian General was born on September 23, 1934 and was commissioned into Indian army on June 2, 1955.
An outstanding officer, General Chibber participated in three wars and commanded 8 Jat Regiment.
His expertise and exceptional strategy put him in the forefront as a brilliant officer.
He was posted in Afghanistan from 1972 to 1975 as Military Attache.
General Chibber made a name for himself not only as an officer of exceptional competence but also as a humanitarian and a man of great compassion and was awarded VSM for distinguished service.
He was Colonel of the regiments for Jats and known for uplifting his soldiers and their families throughout his career.
His colleague Colonel Makhan Singh Gill said, General Chibber was a saint soldier, a highly respected and admired officer loved deeply by those who knew him.
“It is a rarity to see a man who remained unforgettable in the hearts of so many even three decades after retirement,” Colonel Gill maintained.
General Chibber was given a ceremonial military send off.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has extended his heartfelt condolences on the passing away of Major General (Retd), RN Chibber.
Paying his tributes to the veteran, the Lt Governor said that the distinguished service of Major General (Retd), towards the motherland, will continue to inspire future generations for the nation’s service.
His contribution during the 1962 Indo-China war, and the 1965 & 1971 Indo-Pak wars, while protecting the territorial integrity of the nation can never be forgotten, he added.
The Lt Governor has prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family members to bear this irreparable loss.