All 13 including Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat dies in the Mi-17VH crash at Kunnur, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday noon.
According to defense sources, after confirming the news of General Rawat’s death, the Prime Minister has called a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security, ie CCS, at 6.30 pm. After this, a formal announcement of death can be made.
Deeply anguished by the sudden demise of Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 other Armed Forces personnel in an extremely unfortunate helicopter accident today in Tamil Nadu.
His untimely death is an irreparable loss to our Armed Forces and the country.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) December 8, 2021
President Ram Nath Kovind has also put off his visit to Maharashtra which was scheduled for the inauguration of Darbar Hall.