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Investigation started in CDS Rawat’s death in helicopter crash: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh instructed the Lok Sabha on Thursday in reference to the loss of life of the nation’s first Chief of Defense Employees (CDS) General Bipin Rawat in a helicopter crash {that a} workforce of the three providers, led by Air Marshal Manvendra Singh, has began an investigation into the matter. has given.

As quickly because the proceedings of the Home started, Rajnath Singh mentioned in his assertion, “The Chief of Defense Employees General Bipin Rawat was on a pre-scheduled go to on Wednesday to work together with the scholars of Defense Providers Employees School, Wellington.

In line with Singh, “General Rawat alongside along with his spouse and 12 others took off from Sulur in a Mi-17V5 helicopter to Wellington at 11:48 am and was to land at Wellington at 12.15 pm. The Sulur Air Site visitors Controller misplaced contact with the helicopter at 12.08 am. Later, native folks noticed a fireplace within the forest close to Coonoor. On visiting the spot, they noticed the helicopter engulfed in flames after which a rescue workforce of the native administration reached there.

The Defense Minister mentioned that folks had been evacuated from the helicopter and brought to the Army Hospital in Wellington as quickly as doable. He mentioned that out of the whole 14 folks on board the helicopter, 13 died on this accident, together with CDS General Rawat and his spouse Madhulika Rawat.

Singh mentioned that the opposite lifeless had been Brig Lakhwinder Singh Lidder, Defense Advisor to CDS, Lt Col Harjinder Singh, Army Advisor and Employees Officer to CDS, Wg Commander Prateek Singh Chauhan, Squadron Leader Kuldeep Singh, Junior Warrant Officer Rana Pratap Das, Junior Officer Arakkal Pradeep. , Havildar Satpal, Naik Gursewak Singh, Naik Jitendra Kumar, Lance Naik Vivek Kumar and Lance Naik Veer Sai Teja.

He mentioned Group Captain Varun Singh is on life assist on the Army Hospital in Wellington.

The Defense Minister instructed the Home that every one the our bodies could be dropped at Delhi by Air Pressure plane by this night. General Rawat can be cremated with full army honors and different departed army personnel will even be cremated with correct army honours.

He additionally instructed that after this accident, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary was despatched to the accident website solely yesterday and he went there to take inventory of the state of affairs.

Singh mentioned that an inquiry has been ordered by a workforce of the three providers headed by Air Marshal Manvendra Singh to analyze the accident and this workforce has reached Wellington and began the investigation.
Paying tribute to the departed souls on behalf of the nation, he expressed condolences to their households.

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