IAF Helicopter Crash: Group Captain Varun Singh's mortal remains to be airlifted to Bhopal today

As per a press release issued by the IAF, the mortal remains of Singh are expected to arrive in Bhopal by 3 pm today and the funeral will take place on Friday

Asian News International December 16, 2021 10:37:13 IST
IAF Helicopter Crash: Group Captain Varun Singh's mortal remains to be airlifted to Bhopal today

File image of Group Captain Varun Singh. ANI

New Delhi: The mortal remains of Indian Air Force (IAF) Group Captain Varun Singh will be airlifted to Bhopal on Thursday.

The Group Captain succumbed to his injuries in the afternoon on Wednesday, a week after the Mi-17V5 helicopter crash near Tamil Nadu's Coonoor on 8 December, in which Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 armed forces personnel were killed.

As per a press release issued by the IAF, the mortal remains of Singh are expected to arrive in Bhopal by 3 pm today and the funeral will take place on Friday.

Singh, who was the lone survivor of the crash, was on life support in the Military Hospital at Wellington in Coonor. He was later shifted to Command Hospital in Bengaluru.

Group Captain belongs to Bhopal and graduated from the National Defence Academy in 2003. He was commissioned as a fighter pilot in 2004 and mainly flew Jaguars and Tejas during his flying career. He was an experimental test pilot and was conferred with the Shaurya Chakra on 15 August this year. He was posted to Defence Services Staff College as an instructor when he passed away.

He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and many others condoled the demise of Group Captain Singh.

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