‘Served with utmost diligence’, Modi extends condolences to kin of CDS Rawat

‘Served with utmost diligence’, Modi extends condolences to kin of CDS Rawat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi known as Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat a ‘true patriot’ who tremendously contributed to modernising the armed forces and safety equipment. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday prolonged condolences to the households of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and his spouse, and 11 others who died in a helicopter crash close to Coonoor in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiris district.

“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,” the Prime Minister tweeted quickly after the Indian Air Force (IAF) confirmed the information of the General’s demise.

Besides Gen Rawat, there have been 13 passengers, together with crew members, on the helicopter that with the accident close to Coonoor, the IAF confirmed. Gen Rawat was on a go to to the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington (Nilgiri Hills) to deal with the school and pupil officers. 


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The IAF stated Group Captain Varun Singh SC, directing employees at Defence Services Staff College, was the lone survivor of the crash involving a Mi-17V5 chopper, and was present process remedy at Military Hospital, Wellington.

Posting a photograph of himself with the CDS, the Prime Minister stated Gen Rawat was a real patriot who “greatly contributed to modernising our armed forces and security apparatus.”

Rawat had taken over as India’s first chief of defence employees on December 31, 2019, after serving as the military chief for a full three-year time period.





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