Wreath Laying Ceremony To Honor CDS Rawat & Others In A Short While


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The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday confirmed that a helicopter carrying Chief Of Defense Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat Army crashed at Coonoor in Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. 13 of the 14 on board the ill-fated IAF helicopters were pronounced dead including CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and others.

CDS Rawat was on his way to the Defense Staff College in Wellington.

The lone survivor, Group Captain Varun Singh, Directing Staff at DSSC, is currently under treatment at a military hospital in nearby Wellington.

Meanwhile, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will be making a statement in both the houses of parliament today.

The mortal remains of Gen Rawat, his wife and others killed in the mishap will be taken to New Delhi from Coimbatore on Thursday by air, after a wreath-laying ceremony scheduled this morning at Wellington.

Former Army chief General Bipin Rawat was appointed the first tri-service chief on December 31, 2019, after the government introduced the Chief Of Defense Staff.

Gen Bipin Rawat was commissioned on December 16, 1978, into the Fifth Battalion of the Eleventh Gorkha Rifles of the Infantry. While graduating from the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, he was awarded the coveted ‘Sword of Honor’.

Quoting official sources, PTI reported that all the injured people on board the chopper have been evacuated from the spot of the accident. A court of inquiry has been ordered into the accident, the IAF said.



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