Defence Minister visits CDS Gen Rawat’s residence in Delhi – New Delhi News
Rajnath Singh has additionally briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the incident.
Soon after the IAF confirmed the dying of Gen Rawat, the Defence Minister tweeted: “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 untimely death is an irreparable loss to our Armed Forces and the country”.
He is prone to make an announcement in Parliament on the matter on Thursday.
Gen Rawat was on a go to to the Defence Services Staff College at Wellington in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiri to handle the college and scholar officers.
General Rawat, alongside together with his spouse and 7 employees, boarded a flight at Delhi for the Sulur IAF base close to Coimbatore at 8.47 a.m, landed in Sulur at 11.34 a.m., and boarded the Mi17V5 helicopter at 11:48. At 12.22 pm, the Air Traffic Control (ATC) misplaced contact with the chopper, which crashed in a forest space round 7 km from Coonoor.