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CDS appointment: Both serving, retired officers likely to be considered, say sources
India

CDS appointment: Both serving, retired officers likely to be considered, say sources

The CDS is the single point of contact for the government for giving military advice and is the senior-most bureaucrat in the defence ministry which has four major departments

Sudden weather change led to pilot's spatial disorientation: Court of Inquiry on chopper crash that killed CDS Rawat
India

Sudden weather change led to pilot's spatial disorientation: Court of Inquiry on chopper crash that killed CDS Rawat

The court of inquiry has ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as a cause of the IAF chopper crash on December 8 that killed Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and 13 others

Bharat is rising as 2022 looks like a year of living dangerously
India

Bharat is rising as 2022 looks like a year of living dangerously

Bharat has always been there, even if it is not visible to most of us. It was this Bharat that, with tearful faces, mourned General Bipin Rawat. It is this Bharat that is happy that the dirty, disgusting bylanes of Varanasi have been removed.

Copter crash: Varun a fighter, he will win battle, says father of lone survivor
India

Copter crash: Varun a fighter, he will win battle, says father of lone survivor

The IAF Group Captain was in the helicopter crash at Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on last Wednesday, which killed Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and 12 others

Home Minister Amit Shah pays last respects to CDS Bipin Rawat, his wife
India

Home Minister Amit Shah pays last respects to CDS Bipin Rawat, his wife

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad and British Ambassador to India Alexander Ellis was among the other leaders who paid their last respects to General Rawat and his wife

Rajnath Singh, Ajit Doval, M L Khattar pay last respects to Brigadier Lidder
India

Rajnath Singh, Ajit Doval, M L Khattar pay last respects to Brigadier Lidder

Along with Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, Lidder was among the 13 killed when a Mi17V5 helicopter carrying them crashed in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday

IAF chopper crash: Rajnath Singh to apprise President Ram Nath Kovind today
India

IAF chopper crash: Rajnath Singh to apprise President Ram Nath Kovind today

In a statement in Parliament, the defence minister ordered a 'tri service' enquiry in a crash of the Indian Air Force Mi-17V5 helicopter

IAF helicopter crash: Flight data and cockpit voice recorders recovered from crash site in Coonoor
India

IAF helicopter crash: Flight data and cockpit voice recorders recovered from crash site in Coonoor

The inquiry team, led by IAF's Air Marshal Manavendra Singh, reached the crash site on Wednesday and have started the investigation

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to brief Parliament on IAF chopper crash today
India

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to brief Parliament on IAF chopper crash today

The defence ministry in an official statement has informed that the minister will give a statement in Rajya Sabha at 11.30 am and in Lok Sabha at 12.15 pm

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

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

IAF helicopter crash: Last rites of Gen Bipin Rawat, wife in Delhi on Friday; deeply anguished, says PM Modi
India

IAF helicopter crash: Last rites of Gen Bipin Rawat, wife in Delhi on Friday; deeply anguished, says PM Modi

An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the crash, as per a statement from the Indian Air Force

General Bipin Rawat dies in helicopter crash: First CDS who brought India’s theatre command to life
India

General Bipin Rawat dies in helicopter crash: First CDS who brought India’s theatre command to life

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat passed away when an Indian Air Force helicopter met with an accident near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu

IAF Helicopter Crash: Defence minister Rajnath Singh visits Bipin Rawat's residence
India

IAF Helicopter Crash: Defence minister Rajnath Singh visits Bipin Rawat's residence

Rajnath Singh has briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the incident and the government is likely to issue a statement in the Parliament about the crash

IAF copter crash: All you need to know about Mi-17V5 helicopter that went down in Tamil Nadu
India

IAF copter crash: All you need to know about Mi-17V5 helicopter that went down in Tamil Nadu

The Mi-17V5 is one of the world’s most advanced transport helicopters. It can be deployed in troop and arms transport, fire support, convoy escort, patrol, and search-and-rescue (SAR) missions

IAF chopper crash that killed CDS Bipin Rawat
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IAF chopper crash that killed CDS Bipin Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife and officials belonging to his staff were in the Mi-17V5 helicopter that crashed between Coimbatore and Sulur in Tamil Nadu

IAF Helicopter Crash: Mamata Banerjee calls off review meet midway after learning of mishap
India

IAF Helicopter Crash: Mamata Banerjee calls off review meet midway after learning of mishap

The West Bengal chief minister is on a four-day administrative tour of the state and scheduled to conduct several review meetings

IAF copter goes down: From crash location to where Gen Bipin Rawat was heading, here's what we know
India

IAF copter goes down: From crash location to where Gen Bipin Rawat was heading, here's what we know

Group Captain Varun Singh, SC, Directing Staff at DSSC, the sole survivor of the crash, is undergoing treatment for his injuries at Military Hospital in Wellington

IAF Helicopter Crash: Mishap happened due to foggy conditions and low visibility, say sources
India

IAF Helicopter Crash: Mishap happened due to foggy conditions and low visibility, say sources

The helicopter was on its way from Sulur in Coimbatore to DSC in Wellington where Rawat, along with Chief of Army Staff MM Naravane, was slated to participate in an event later

IAF chopper carrying CDS Rawat crashes: When air accidents made big headlines
India

IAF chopper carrying CDS Rawat crashes: When air accidents made big headlines

The tragedy is a grim reminder of the deaths in aerial crashes involving several high-profile people including YS Rajasekhara Reddy, Sanjay Gandhi, Madhavrao Scindia, actress Soundarya

CDS Bipin Rawat labels air force as support arm; IAF chief disagrees, says 'huge role to play in battle'
India

CDS Bipin Rawat labels air force as support arm; IAF chief disagrees, says 'huge role to play in battle'

Rawat's comments about the IAF's role were in reply to a question about a growing perception that the Indian Air Force was not keen on setting up the proposed theatre commands