Gen Bipin Rawat, Wife & 11 Others Die As Chopper Crashes In Tamil Nadu

By Team Mojo, 8 Dec 2021

An army helicopter, carrying India’s first Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, crashed near a training camp in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Initial reports stated that around 5 people had died as a result of the crash, but the Indian Air Force twitter handle confirmed that 13 people died in the crash, including Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife, Mrs. Madhulika Rawat.  The helicopter took off from Sulur, and was headed towards Wellington Army Centre. Bipin Rawat’s status is currently not known.

The only surviving passenger is Group Captain Varun Singh SC, Directing Staff at DSSC with injuries who is currently under treatment at Military Hospital, Wellington.

The Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, tweeted that he is “deeply anguished by the sudden demise of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat”, he also tweeted that, “General Rawat had served the country with exceptional courage and diligence.”