Breaking News Indian Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat along with twelve 12 others was killed in a helicopter crash.
New Delhi: The Indian Air Force has confirmed the death of General Bipin Rawat. According to details, a statement issued by the Indian Air Force said that Indian Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat along with 12 others were killed in the helicopter crash.
General Bipin Rawat wife is also with him in the helicopter crash in which 13 people were killed.
The Indian Air Force has ordered an inquiry into the cause of the crash.
According to Indian media, the bodies will be identified through a DNA test.
Bipin Rawat was on his way to visit the Chief of Defense Services Staff College when his helicopter crashed. Group Captain Varun Singh, who was critically injured in the accident, was shifted to the hospital where he is being treated.
The bodies of all those killed in the helicopter crash have been recovered. On the other hand, an investigation into the helicopter crash has also been launched.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that General Bipin Rawat was a “great soldier and a true patriot”.
He said that General Rawat had played a major role in bringing innovation in the armed forces and security system and he was deeply saddened by his death.
Pakistan Army Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa have also expressed condolences over the loss of precious lives including General Bipin Rawat and his wife.
According to All India Radio, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will give more details about the incident in Parliament on Thursday. General Rawat’s also met with his family at his residence in New Delhi.
An eyewitness told local media that he heard “terrible, loud noises” before seeing the helicopter fall from the sky.
A man named Krishna Swamy told The News Mint: ‘I saw the helicopter coming down, it hit a tree and it was burning.
“There was a thick smoke when I got there running,” he said. Within minutes, the fire had risen above my house.
Rescue operations were delayed due to crashes in tree and bush hill.
In which helicopter crashed was General Rawat killed ?
The crash happened on an Air Force Mi-17V5 helicopter, a Russian-made. This twin-engine helicopter is one of the most advanced transport helicopters in the world.
The helicopter is designed to fly in marine weather and desert conditions. It is used not only for troops but also for carrying weapons, fire support, patrols and search and rescue operations.
According to Indian media, the Mi-17V5 helicopter that crashed in the jungles of Tamil Nadu’s Hill Station Connor is used for high altitude operations. The Mi-17V5 helicopter can be used in any weather.
According to Indian media, India had purchased a large consignment of Mi-17V5 helicopters between 2013 and 2018.
According to Indian experts, the Mi-17V5 helicopter is a reliable, secure, and large helicopter. The Mi-17V5 helicopter has been used for VIPs, including the President and the Prime Minister.
The list of passengers who travelled from Delhi to Sulur
General Bipin Rawat
Mrs Madhulika Rawat
Brig LS Lidder
Lt Col Harjinder Singh
NK Gursewak Singh
NK Jitendra Kumar
B Sai Teja
Photos of Indian Army personnel who died in the air crash along with CDS, General Bipin Rawat 08 December 2021.
Bipin Rawat served in the army for four decades, serving as army chief from 2017 to 2019. General Bipin Rawat was retired on December 31, 2019, after completing his tenure.
After his retirement, the Modi Government appointed General Bipin Rawat as the first Chief of Of Defense Staff India.
According to ANI news agency, General Rawat’s last rites will be performed on Friday in the army Cantt area of Delhi.
On the other hand, the Uttarakhand government has declared three 3 days of official mourning on the death of General Rawat.
Who was General Bipin Rawat?
General Bipin Rawat was born on March 16, 1958, in the northern state of Uttarakhand. He was known as a tough soldier and an influential commander.
He belongs to a family from the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand who has served in the Indian Army for many generations.
Rawat, a former student of the National Defense Academy and Indian Military Academy, joined the 5th Battalion of the 11th Gurkha Rifles of the Indian Army in December 1978.
An anti-insurgency expert, he had held various positions on both the Chinese and Pakistani borders. He also served in the Congo as a United Nations stabilization mission.
General Rawat is credited with the 2015 cross-border operation against militants linked to the state of Nagaland in Myanmar.
In a controversial move in December 2016, the Indian government appointed him as the 27th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army, giving him precedence over two senior lieutenant generals, Parveen Bakhshi and PM Horse.
He has received numerous awards during his career spanning more than 40 years.