Delhi: The whole nation is grieving the loss of the first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat. He died in a IAF helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu along with his wife. With a heavy heart, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement today in the Lok Sabha as well as the Rajya Sabha. He briefed the members about the crash of the military chopper which was carrying Gen Bipin Rawat and 13 others.
“Indian Air Force (IAF) has ordered a tri-service inquiry into the military chopper crash. The investigation will be led by Air Marshal Manavendra Singh. The inquiry team reached Wellington yesterday itself and started the investigation,” Rajnath Singh said in Lok Sabha.
Group Captain Varun, the sole survivor of the crash, is on life support, he said.
Along with him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his final respects to CDS Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and other 11 armed forces personnel who lost their lives yesterday in the unfortunate crash.
Yesterday, at the Palam air base, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met families of Gen Bipin Rawat and the other 11 armed forces personnel who lost their lives in the crash.
Source: Business Standard, ANI