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Jammu: Major Gen (retd) R N Chibber, who had participated in 1962, 1965 and 1971 wars, died at his residence here, a defence spokesman said on Sunday.He was 86.Born on September 23, 1934, Gen chibber was commissioned into the Army on June 2, 1995, and was posted in Afghanistan from 1972 to 1975 as a military attach .He was an outstanding officer, who also commanded the 8 Jat Regiment. His expertise and exceptional strategy put him in the forefront as a brilliant officer, the spokesman said.He said Gen Chibber died at his Shanti Vihar residence in the Kaluchak area of Jammu on Saturday and was given a ceremonial military send-off.Gen Chibber made a name for himself not only as an officer of exceptional competence, but as a humanitarian, and a man of great compassion. He was awarded Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) for his distinguished service, the spokesman said.He said Gen Chibber was Colonel of the regiments for the Jats and known for uplifting his soldiers and their families throughout his career.His colleague Col Makhan Singh Gill said, Gen Chibber was a saint soldier, a highly respected and admired officer and 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 his retirement.”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.
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