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Dear Members of the Corps of Signals fratenity,
With grief we are posting details of our colleagues who leave for their heavenly abode. We request members to forward their "shradhanjali". Kindly share with us the photographs, fond memories and association.
We await tributes from associates/ course mates for publication.
Blog Team

RMS Tributes
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  • The Kargil Memorial
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2009

    Lt Gen ID Verma

    The passing away of Lt Gen ID Verma (Retd), PVSM, former Signal Officer-in- Chief and Senior Colonel Commandant on 30 Oct 2009 has left a great void amongst the Corps fraternity. He was Signal Officer-in- Chief and Senior Colonel Commandant for nearly five years from 1966-71. Joining the Corps in 1940, he superannuated in 1971.

    General ID Verma made remarkable contributions to the Corps and the Army with his vision and stellar qualities. He had great ability to influence events with his towering and genial personality. Corps of Signals was able to get a hand on Electronic Data Processing with his persuasive efforts. He also geared up the Corps to a high peak for
    1971 War against Pakistan.

    He was a thorough bred gentleman with suave disposition and compassion for all. Popular amongst all ranks and his peers, it was always a pleasure to meet him. The General was a role model for all.

    The last rites for the General were performed in a befitting manner by the Corps at Brar Square, Delhi Cantt. The Chautha ceremony at New Delhi on 2nd Nov at Lodi Road was a sober and very dignified indeed. The stage was beautifully decorated with flowers and a large portrait of the General. The Kirtan and the brief but very emotional speeches by General's son and daughter made everyone's eyes moist. Hundreds of Signallers as also friends and relatives of the Family attended the Chautha.

    General ID Verma leaves behind a great legacy. He will always be
    remembered for his contributions to the Corps, professionalism, great personality and friendly disposition. His was a father figure for the Corps for many years after superannuation.

    May the departed soul rest in peace and Nimmi Ji and the Family bear the immense loss with fortitude.

    Harbhajan Singh
    Lt Gen (Retd) PVSM
    Signal Officer-in -Chief and Senior Colonel Commandant 1988-91