New Delhi: Maj Gen RN Chibber died on Saturday. He was 87.
Gen Chibber was born on September 23, 1934 and was commissioned into the Indian Army on June 2, 1955.
An outstanding officer, Gen Chibber participated in the 1962, 1965 and 1971 wars, and commanded the 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.
“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 VSM for his distinguished service,” an official 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 of Gen Chibber, “He was a saint soldier, a highly respected and admired officer and loved deeply by those who knew him. Hundreds of messages started pouring in as news of his passing spread, each more touching than the previous one. It is a rarity to see a man who remained unforgettable in the hearts of so many even 3 decades after his retirement."
He is survived by his wife Suman, daughters and their families.