IAF Helicopter Crash: Uttarakhand declares three-day mourning after death of General Bipin Rawat

Describing his death as an irreparable loss to the country, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said Uttarakhand will always be proud of its son

Press Trust of India December 09, 2021 13:08:59 IST
IAF Helicopter Crash: Uttarakhand declares three-day mourning after death of General Bipin Rawat

General Bipin Rawat belonged to the Saina village of Pauri district of Uttarakhand. ANI

Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government has declared a three-day state mourning over the death of Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat in a helicopter crash on Wednesday.

General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others were killed in a helicopter crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, the Indian Air Force said.

Describing his death as an irreparable loss to the country, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said Uttarakhand will always be proud of its son.

The general belonged to Saina village of Pauri district in the state. The chief minister declared the state mourning from 9 to 12 December.

In his condolence message issued here, Dhami prayed for peace to the departed souls. He said Rawat had made great contribution to the country's security.

"The country will always remember the courageous decisions taken by him for the security of the borders and the contribution made by him to keep the morale of the armed forces always high," he said.

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