New Delhi :
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh gave information about the helicopter crash in Nilgiris of Tamil Nadu in the Lok Sabha today. He told that in MI helicopter CDS General Bipin Rawat (CDS General Bipin Rawat) and 13 other people were on board. General Rawat was on his scheduled visit and his helicopter was supposed to land in Wellington at 12:15 but before that it crashed. The local people saw a fire in the forest, which was informed. On getting the information, the rescue team reached as soon as possible. The Defense Minister said that an attempt was made to survive the people from the accident site, as many people as could be evacuated were taken to the hospital. 13 out of 14 people died in the accident, its CDS and his wife were involved.
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Rajnath Singh said that all the mortal remains will be brought to Delhi from IAF plane today. Only Group Captain Varun Singh survived the accident. He is on life support. His condition is critical but stable, every effort is being made to save him. An investigation team has been constituted to find out the cause of the accident and it has also started its work. CDS General Bipin Rawat’s last rites will be performed with full military honours. The last rites of other people killed in the accident will also be performed with due respect. The last rites of General Rawat and his wife will be performed in Delhi Cantonment on Friday. After this, the house has given the country’s first CDS and other people killed in the helicopter accident. Heartfelt tribute to Silence was observed in the honor of those who died in the accident.
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A total of 13 people, including Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife, died on Wednesday in a helicopter accident in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. A total of 14 people including four crew members and CDS were on board the Mi-17V5 helicopter of the Air Force. The helicopter crashed about 15 minutes after taking off from the Air Force base at Sulur near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu yesterday morning. It was going to Wellington. Where is the Defense Services Staff College. It crashed in Coonoor between Coimbatore and Sulur. The 63-year-old General Rawat was appointed as the country’s first Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in late 2019.
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