- CDS Bipin Rawat and his wife who were among the 13 who died in the chopper crash on Wednesday will be laid to rest in Delhi on Friday
New Delhi: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will on Thursday give a statement in the Parliament regarding the IAF chopper crash in Tamil Nadu in which Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and 12 others were killed.
CDS Rawat was on his way to the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington on Wednesday when the chopper crashed in Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.
His wife Madhulika Rawat and other Defence staff members were accompanying him.
By evening, the Indian Air Force confirmed that 13 of the 14 passengers, including the pilot, died in the accident.
The only survivor, Group Captain Varun Singh is critically injured and undergoing treatment at the Military Hospital in Wellington.
The IAF has ordered an inquiry to ascertain the reason for the crash of a chopper that has been touted as highly reliable.
The bodies of CDS Rawat and his wife will be brought to Delhi where they will be laid to rest at the Delhi Cantt on Friday.
On Wednesday, Rajnath Singh had visited the resident of CDS Rawat.
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