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Thursday, December 09, 2021
CDS killed in chopper crash

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has announced that a tri-service enquiry had been ordered by the Indian Air Force (IAF) into the helicopter crash that killed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others. The enquiry, he said, would be headed by Air Marshal Manvendra Singh, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Training Command. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Singh expressed profound grief over the demise of Rawat. “With profound grief and a heavy heart, I stand to convey the unfortunate news of the crash of the military helicopter in the noon of 8th December 2021, with India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat onboard,” he said.