RIP Bipin Rawat: CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 Armed Forces personnel die in a crash [Confirmed]

Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 Armed Forces personnel die in a plane crash in Tamil Nadu Rajnath Singh visits his residence in Delhi.

CDS chopper crashed in Tamil Naidu’s Coonoor on Wednesday afternoon. Army chief Bipin Rawat has been declared dead after being hospitalized due to burns and severe injuries. His wife, Mrs. Madhulika Rawat, and 11 others on the flight were declared dead.


“An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. An Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident,” Indian Air Force mentioned in a statement.

Rajnath Singh, the Defence Minister of India, visited the residence of CDS General Rawat today in Delhi. He is likely to address the parliament tomorrow by 11 am. An inquiry has been ordered to bring out the major cause of the crash.