Published On : Wed, Dec 8th, 2021

Gen Rawat, wife, 11 others killed in copter crash

The Indian Air Force has announced Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat was killed in the helicopter crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, on Wednesday afternoon.

‘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,’ the IAF has tweeted.

‘Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) was on a visit to Defence Services Staff College, Wellington (Nilgiri Hills) to address the faculty and student officers of the Staff Course today,’ it said.