Former Army chief General K.V. Krishna Rao was on Sunday cremated with full military honors in Delhi. He was 93.
General Rao, who played a key role in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, died at the military hospital following a cardiac arrest.
President Pranab Mukherjee in his message said that Gen. Rao’s exemplary services to the nation and the Army will always be remembered.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar condoled the passing away of Gen. Rao, saying, “He was a visionary who led ably, inspired a generation of soldiers and initiated modernisation of Indian Army in the early 1980s.”
Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag laid a floral wreath and expressed his deepest condolences to the family of the former chief.
Marshal of Air Force Arjan Singh, Union Minister V.K. Singh, former Army chiefs V.N. Sharma, N.C. Vij, Deepak Kapoor and Bikram Singh, representatives of chiefs of Naval Staff and Air Staff, representative of Manipur government and a host of serving and retired officers of Army were present on the occasion.