Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza on Wednesday supplied their condolences to the Indian nation on the demise of Indian Chief of Defence General Bipin Rawat in a helicopter crash, the army stated.
“General Nadeem Raza, CJCSC & General Qamar Javed Bajwa, COAS express condolences on [the] tragic death of CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife and loss of precious lives in a helicopter crash in India,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated on Wednesday.
General Nadeem Raza, CJCSC & General Qamar Javed Bajwa, COAS categorical condolences on tragic demise of #CDS General #BipinRawat, his spouse and lack of treasured lives in a helicopter crash in India
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) December 8, 2021
Gen Bipin Rawat, his spouse and 11 different folks had been killed after a army helicopter they had been travelling in crashed in southern India earlier right this moment.
“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,” IAF stated on its official Twitter deal with.
With deep remorse, it has now been ascertained that Gen Bipin Rawat, Mrs Madhulika Rawat and 11 different individuals on board have died within the unlucky accident.
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) December 8, 2021
The CDS was travelling from an Indian Air Force base in Sulur to the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington within the Indian state of Tamil Nadu to ship a lecture when the incident came about.
Video footage confirmed rescue employees dousing steaming wreckage in a wooded space.
Rawat was appointed as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s authorities in late 2019. The place was arrange with the purpose of integrating India’s three companies — the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.