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CDS Bipin Rawat Dies in Helicopter Crash Updates: India's top general, his wife to be cremated in Delhi Cantonment on Friday

IAF chopper crash today with Bipin Rawat News Updates: Their mortal remains are expected to arrive in the National Capital in a military plane by Thursday evening

FP Staff December 08, 2021 23:02:12 IST
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US condoles Bipin Rawat’s death, recall how he strengthened defence ties

 

The US Embassy also extended its condolences to CDS Bipin Rawat's family and the families of those who perished in the tragic helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu.

"As India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, Rawat spearheaded a historic period of transformation in the Indian military. He was a strong friend and partner of the United States, overseeing a major expansion of India’s defense cooperation with the US military. In September, he spent five days traveling throughout the United States as part of a counterpart visit with General Mark Milley to discuss military developments and opportunities to enhance our cooperation with like-minded countries. His legacy will continue on," the statement read. 

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Dec 08, 2021 - 22:23 (IST)

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Uttarkhand to observe three-day state mourning

Three-day State mourning in Uttarkhand on the demise of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife and other Armed Forces personnel in a helicopter crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu earlier on Wednesday, said Abhinav Kumar, Additional Principal Secretory to Uttarakhand Chief Minister.

Dec 08, 2021 - 22:21 (IST)

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Air Force personnel who lost lives in chopper crash

Four Indian Air Force personnel who lost their lives in the chopper crash include Wing Commander PS Chauhan, Squadron Leader K Singh, Junior Warrant Officer Rana Pratap Das and Junior Warrant Officer Pradeep A.

Dec 08, 2021 - 21:53 (IST)

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Cremation of Bipin Rawat, his wife on 10 Dec in Delhi Cantonment

Cremation of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife will be done on Friday in Delhi Cantonment. Their mortal remains are expected to arrive in the National Capital in a military plane by tomorrow evening, reported ANI.

Dec 08, 2021 - 21:35 (IST)

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'Lost a friend': Rajyavardhan Rathore after demise of Brig LS Lidder

BJP leader Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore took to Twitter to express his condolences and wrote a personal note after the demise of Brig LS Lidder, who was killed on Wednesday in the IAF chopper crash in Tamil Nadu that also caused the death of India's top military commander, Gen Bipin Rawat.

"We trained together at #NDA. We fought terrorists together in Kashmir. In the loss of Brig LS Lidder, SM, VSM today, India has lost one of its brightest, bravest officers and I have lost a friend. A decorated soldier, caring husband & doting father, you will be missed, Tony," tweeted Rathore.

Dec 08, 2021 - 21:25 (IST)

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Group Captain is sole survivor of IAF chopper crash

Group Captain Varun Singh is the sole survivor of the military helicopter crash that occurred this afternoon in Tamil Nadu, killing India's top military officer, General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 others.

Group Captain Varun Singh is being treated for severe burn injuries at the military hospital in Wellington. He won the Shaurya Chakra in August for his courage in handling his aircraft after it was hit by major technical issues during a sortie last year. He landed his Tejas fighter safely despite the mid-air emergency.

Dec 08, 2021 - 21:09 (IST)

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Top Pakistani military brass condole deaths

Dec 08, 2021 - 21:06 (IST)

IAF Helicopter Crash with Bipin Rawat LATEST Updates

'India lost its great patriot': Russian ambassador on Bipin Rawat's death

Russian ambassador Nikolay Kudashev expressed his deepest regret at Rawat’s death in a tweet and said that "India has lost its great patriot and dedicated hero".

"Russia has lost a very close friend, who played a big role in promotion of our bilateral special and privileged strategic partnership. Grieving together with India. Goodbye, friend! Farewell, commander!" Kudashev said in another tweet.

Dec 08, 2021 - 21:03 (IST)

IAF Helicopter Crash with Bipin Rawat LATEST Updates

US condoles Bipin Rawat’s death, recall how he strengthened defence ties

 

The US Embassy also extended its condolences to CDS Bipin Rawat's family and the families of those who perished in the tragic helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu.

"As India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, Rawat spearheaded a historic period of transformation in the Indian military. He was a strong friend and partner of the United States, overseeing a major expansion of India’s defense cooperation with the US military. In September, he spent five days traveling throughout the United States as part of a counterpart visit with General Mark Milley to discuss military developments and opportunities to enhance our cooperation with like-minded countries. His legacy will continue on," the statement read. 

Dec 08, 2021 - 20:58 (IST)

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Rajnath Singh to issue statement on IAF crash killing 13 people in Parliament tomorrow

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will brief the Parliament Thursday on the IAF chopper crash in which 13 people, including Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat and his wife, were killed. Singh is expected to make a statement in the Lok Sabha at around 11.15 am and in Rajya Sabha at around 12 pm.

Dec 08, 2021 - 20:52 (IST)

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IAF chief VR Chaudhari expresses condolences

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari and all personnel of IAF expressed their condolences on the passing away of India's first Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and Mrs Madhulika Rawat, along with 11 other Service personnel in an helicopter crash on Wednesday.

IAF Helicopter Crash with Bipin Rawat LATEST Updates: Cremation of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife will be done on Friday in Delhi Cantonment. Their mortal remains are expected to arrive in the National Capital in a military plane by tomorrow evening, reported ANI.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will brief the Parliament Thursday on the IAF chopper crash in which 13 people, including Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat and his wife, were killed.

Singh is expected to make a statement in the Lok Sabha at around 11.15 am and in Rajya Sabha at around 12 pm.

The meeting was attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

Meanwhile, the government will issue a statement tomorrow in Parliament over the crash.

Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika and 11 other people on board an Indian Air Force helicopter died in a crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. The last rites of General Rawat will be performed in New Delhi.

Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, his wife were among 13 killed after an IAF chopper en route to Wellington crashed in Tamil Nadu.

Thirteen of the 14 people onboard the IAF chopper that carried CDS Bipin Rawat died after it crashed in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, PTI reported citing Nilgiris Collector. There is no official word on Rawat's condition.

Of the 14 personnel, including Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, in the military chopper that crashed shortly after take-off today in Tamil Nadu, 13 have been confirmed dead, reported ANI.

According to official sources, identities of the bodies will be confirmed through DNA testing.

Army personnel with the support of local police have taken the crash site under control. People have been asked not to visit the area as it may cause hindrance to rescue work.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin is also set to visit the area later on Thursday.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh will brief parliament on the crash of an air force chopper in the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Bipin Rawat, his staff and family members were on board the Mi-series chopper, which crashed in Coonoor, a spot between Coimbatore and Sulur.

According to official sources all the injured people on board the IAF chopper that crashed in Tamil Nadu have been evacuated from the spot, reported PTI.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh is monitoring the situation. A meeting of senior Defence Ministry officials is under way. Singh has also briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the crash

An army helicopter carrying senior defence officials has crashed in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu killing at least four on Wednesday. Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat was also on board.

An Indian Army chopper carrying senior defence officers has crashed at Coonoor in Tamil Nadu, news agency PTI has said quoting sources.

Reports state that the crash took place in the Nilgiris. ANI news agency quoting sources reported that Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his staff and some family members were in the Mi-series chopper that crashed between Coimbatore and Sulur in Tamil Nadu.

Officials said that search and rescue operations are on.

Reports added that the helicopter crashed landed after a technical engine failure.

Sources have revealed that two bodies have been recovered from the crash site. However, identities haven't yet been revealed.

DD News, meanwhile, reported that three people have been rescued from the crash and have been taken to Wellington cantonment in Nilgiris district.

With inputs from agencies

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