Military chopper with CDS Bipin Rawat on board crashes in Tamil Nadu

Apart from Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, several other senior officers are supposed to have been on the chopper too

Military chopper with CDS Bipin Rawat on board crashes in Tamil Nadu
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Coonoor (Tamil Nade): A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu with senior officials on board. CDS Bipin Rawat, his staff and some of his family members were in the Mi-series chopper that crashed between Coimbatore and Sulur. Developments later in the day confirmed that General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others were killed in the chopper crash. General Rawat was 63.


As per sources, a total of 14 people including Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, his family members and staff, Defence Assistant, security commandos and IAF pilots were on board the chopper. 



The local military officers have reached the location and were told that locals have taken a few bodies with 80% burns to a local hospital. Some bodies can be seen downhill in the area of the accident. Efforts are on to retrieve the bodies and check identities. These are all according to sources, further official confirmations are awaited.


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