8 Dec 2021

Prime Minister, President And Various Dignatories Mourns The Death Of General Bipin Rawat

Latest reports have been coming in from the Indian Armywhixh has stated that General MM Naravane and all ranks of the Indian Army express their deepest grief and sorrow over the untimely demise of General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff, Mrs Madhulika Rawat, President DWWA and 11 other military personnel in an unfortunate air accident today.

Gen. Bipin Rawat, India's first CDS, was a visionary who initiated far reaching reforms in Indian military's higher defence organization. 

He was instrumental in creating foundation of India's joint theatre commands&giving impetus to increased indigenisation of military equipment according to Army.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu says he is deeply shocked at the demise of Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, his wife and other Armed Forces personnel in helicopter crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

I am deeply anguished by the helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu in which we have lost Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and other personnel of the Armed Forces. 

They served India with utmost diligence. My thoughts are with the bereaved families, " tweets PM Modi 

"Gen Bipin Rawat was an outstanding soldier. A true patriot, he greatly contributed to modernising our armed forces and security apparatus. 

His insights and perspectives on strategic matters were exceptional. His passing away has saddened me deeply. Om Shanti," tweets PM Modi

"The nation has lost one of its bravest sons," President Ram Nath Kovind extends condolences on the demise of CDS General Bipin Rawat.

The mortal remains of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife along with other Armed Forces personnel killed in the chopper crash expected to arrive in Delhi by evening tomorrow.

HM Amit Shah extends condolences on the demise of CDS General Bipin Rawat and 12 others in IAF chopper crash

"CDS was one of the bravest soldiers, who has served the motherland with utmost devotion. His exemplary contributions and commitment can't be put into words," he says.

Indian Air Force announces the demise of CDS General Bipin Rawat along with 12 others in chopper crash 

Group Captain Varun Singh SC, Directing Staff at DSSC with injuries is currently under treatment at Military Hospital, Wellington, Indian Air Force says.

Wing Commander Prithvi Singh Chauhan was pilot of the Mi-17V5 which crashed with 14 personnel on board including CDS Gen Bipin Rawat. He is the Commanding Officer of the 109 Helicopter Unit according to sources.

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