General Bipin Rawat Chopper Crash Highlights: Mortal remains of Gen Bipin Rawat, others arrive in Delhi; PM Modi pays tribute
General Bipin Rawat Chopper Crash Higlights: Heart-wrenching scenes were seen at the airport as 13 caskets were placed inside a hangar in presence of their family members. Only three of the 13 bodies have been identified so far.
Mortal remains of General Bipin Rawat and others arrived at Palam airport in Delhi. (Express photo Anil Sharma)
General Bipin Rawat Chopper Crash Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and NSA Ajit Doval paid their respects to CDS Bipin Rawat and other Armed Forces personnel, who were killed in the chopper crash in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor, at around 9 PM today at the Palam airbase in New Delhi. The three services chiefs were also present.
Heart-wrenching scenes were seen at the airport as 13 caskets were placed inside a hangar in presence of their family members. Only three of the 13 bodies have been identified so far — Gen Rawat and his wife, Madhulika Rawat, and Brigadier LS Lidder. Army officials said the bodies of those identified will be released to families for last rites.
Indian Air Force Chopper Crash Highlights: Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife, 11 others killed in IAF helicopter crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh briefs Parliament; IAF chief visits crash site; black box recovered.
where an IAF chopper carrying Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, his wife and 12 others crashed. (Express photo)
The nation’s most senior military officer, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 other people on board an Indian Air Force helicopter were killed in a crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu shortly after noon Wednesday.
Group Captain Varun Singh, decorated with the Shaurya Chakra on Independence Day this year, was the lone survivor and was being treated for injuries at the Military Hospital in Wellington.
General Rawat, 63, was on his way to the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington where he was to deliver a lecture. His wife, president of the Defence Wives Welfare Association, was accompanying him along with members of the CDS staff.
Site of the IAF chopper crash, which killed CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others.
Bipin Rawat is the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff appointed on January 1, 2020. He was appointed the head of the newly created Department of Military Affairs in one of the most significant reorganisation in Defence Ministry in decades. Rawat had served as the Chief of the Army for three years before taking over as the CDS.
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