Ground Report | New Delhi: Bipin Rawat’s chopper crash; Army helicopter has crashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat was also aboard this helicopter.
According to the report of India Today, Toll in CDS Gen Rawat’s chopper crash rises to 11.
According to reports, senior army officers were also aboard. According to the tweet of the Indian Air Force, it was a Mi-17V5 helicopter.
Official broadcaster DD News quoted officials as saying that four bodies have been recovered from the accident site. Three injured have also been taken to the hospital. (Bipin Rawat’s chopper crash)
All India Radio has informed that Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will give information about this accident in Parliament.
General Rawat was appointed as the country’s first Chief of Defense Staff on January 1, 2020.
The Air Force has informed that an inquiry has been ordered to find out the cause of the accident.
Several leaders gave political reactions after the accident, with several leaders praying for the safety of CDS Rawat, his wife and other officials.
“Hoping for the safety of CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife and others onboard the chopper. Prayers for a speedy recovery,” tweeted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
“Shocked to hear about the tragic crash of helicopter with CoDS Shri Bipin Rawat ji on board. I pray for everyone’s safety, wellbeing,” said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata wrote “Extremely tragic news coming in from Coonoor. Today, the entire nation prays for the safety of those who were onboard including CDS Bipin Rawat and his family members. Also praying for the speedy recovery of everyone who was injured,” she said.