CDS Gen Rawat, spouse, 11 others killed in helicopter crash (Lead) – New Delhi News

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“With deep regret, it has now been ascertained that Gen Bipin Rawat, Mrs Madhulika Rawat and 11 other persons on board have died in the unfortunate accident,” the Indian Air Force mentioned in a tweet.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in a sequence of tweets, mentioned: “Deeply anguished by the sudden demise of Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 other Armed Forces personnel in an extremely unfortunate helicopter accident today in Tamil Nadu.

“His premature dying is an irreparable loss to our Armed Forces and the nation”.

“General Rawat had served the nation with distinctive braveness and diligence. As the primary Chief of Defence Staff he had ready plans for jointness of our Armed Forces,” he said.

The CDS was going to the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, to give a lecture.

The chopper, with a total of 14 persons on board, took off from the Sulur air base near Coimbatore and was on its way to Coonoor. When the chopper was a few minutes away from landing, it, as per eyewitnesses, hit a tree, crashed, and caught fire, resulting in several casualties.

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