Indian Mi-17 helicopter crashes with India’s defense chief Gen Bipin Rawat on board

An Indian Air Force helicopter crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday, killing 13 out of 14 people, including Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat. GP Capt Varun Singh SC, Director of Staff at DSSC with injuries is being treated at Military Hospital, Wellington, according to a tweet from the IAF.

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Bipin Rawat served as India’s first chief of defense staff, a government position established in 2019. He was closely associated with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Major General Babar Iftikhar, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), tweeted his grief over the news:

Source: Geo News