President inaugurates General KS Thimayya Museum in Kodagu

General KS Thimayya

Kodagu: President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated General KS Thimayya Museum at Madikeri in Kodagu district, on Saturday.

The museum is a memoir to former Chief of Army Staff General KS Thimayya.

General Kodendera Subayya Thimayya (1906-1965), served as Chief of Army Staff from 1957 to 1961 in the crucial years leading up to the conflict with China in 1962. General Thimayya was the only Indian to command an Infantry brigade in battle during the Second World War. He is regarded as the most distinguished combat officer the Indian Army has produced.

 The museum includes attractions like a battle tank, one of those used by the Army during the war with Pakistan in 1971, old arms and ammunition, army guns, rifles. A decommissioned MiG-21 fighter jet is also part of the exhibit.

Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Minister for Forests, Kannada and Culture Aravind Limbavali, district in-charge Minister V Somanna, Deputy Commissioner Charulatha Somal, and others were present.

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