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    General M.V. Krishna Rao took over as India's new army Chief of Staff on Monday (1 June).

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    GV Defence buildings, horseman on guard
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    GVs General Krishna Rao and other officers arrive to take salute (2 shots)
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    GV Troops presenting arms
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    GV General Rao saluting on dais CUT AWAY TO Army flags flying (2 shots)
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    GV General Rao reviews troops CUTAWAY TO Army flag (2 shots)
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    GV General Rao shaking hands with army officers
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    GV Indian War Memorial
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    GV General Rao lays wreath at memorial stands and salutes as bugle plays CU General Rao saluting (4 shots)
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    GV General Rao signing book (2 shots)
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    GV INTERIOR General Rao meeting Mrs Gandhi
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    Background: General M.V. Krishna Rao took over as India's new army Chief of Staff on Monday (1 June). His appointment was announced in April and took effect following the retirement of General O.P. Malhotra.

    SYNOPSIS: Senior officers gathered at Army headquarters in New Delhi to welcome their new Commander. General Rao has served with India's armed forces for 40 years. During that time he saw action in Burma and the North-West frontier during World War Two, and took part in military operations in Jammu and Kashmir after India was granted independence in 1947.

    After the war against Pakistan in 1971 General Rao was awarded one of India's highest honours, the Param Vishist Seva medal for outstanding leadership, courage and determination. Until his appointment as army Chief of Staff he was General Officer Commander-in-Chief on India's Western Command.

    During Monday's ceremonies the General laid a wreath at the Amar Jawan Joti war memorial commemorating soldiers killed during the Indo-Pakistan war. General Ziaur Rahman, former President of Bangladesh who was assassinated on Saturday, (30 May) served under General Rao during that war. After visiting the Joti monument the new army Chief of Staff mourned General Zia's death describing it as a tragic loss to the people of Bangladesh.

    Later General Rao called on Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at her official residence. Mrs Gandhi congratulated the General on his new post and wished him success in office.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4IDINDCHBHATFUKLO6YVMOJDS
    Media URN:
    VLVA4IDINDCHBHATFUKLO6YVMOJDS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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