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CDS General Bipin Rawat's mortal remains consigned to flames | Updates

CDS General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, seven Indian Army officers and jawans and four Indian Air Force officers lost their lives in the military chopper crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

India TV Business Desk Edited by: India TV Business Desk
New Delhi Updated on: December 10, 2021 18:19 IST

Highlights

  • CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others lost their lives in a chopper crash incident in TN
  • Respect dignity of deceased, avoid uninformed speculation: IAF
  • A tri-service inquiry, headed by Air Marshal Manavendra Singh, has begun into the helicopter crash

CDS General Bipin Rawat's funeral today: The country's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat laid to final rest with full military honours in Delhi today. General Rawat, India's first CDS, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 defence personnel had lost their lives after an IAF helicopter in which they were travelling from Sulur air base to Wellington crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris district on Wednesday afternoon. Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday laid wreaths on the mortal remains of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad and British Ambassador to India Alexander Ellis was among the other leaders who paid their last respects to Gen Rawat and his wife. Former Defence Minister A K Antony, DMK leader Kanimozhi, Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar, BJP leader Baijayant Jay Panda, Delhi LG Anil Baijal, Minister of State Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale, also paid their respects to Rawat and his wife. The mortal remains of Gen Rawat and his wife were kept at their official residence here before cremation. Outside Gen Rawat's residence, people raised slogans of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', 'Gen Rawat amar rahe', and 'Uttarakhand ka heera amar rahe'. The final journey of CDS General Bipin Rawat from his residence to the Brar Square crematorium started around 2 pm. The funeral is scheduled for 4 pm. He will be cremated with full military honours.

 

 

 

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  • 4:58 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    CDS General Bipin Rawat's mortal remains consigned to flames

  • 4:28 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Daughters of CDS General Bipin Rawat and Madhulika Rawat pay tribute to their parents

  • 4:27 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Pushkar Singh Dhami, Arvind Kejriwal pay tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat

  • 4:18 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Rajnath Singh pays tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat

  • 4:13 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    DRDO chief pays tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat

  • 4:05 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Military commanders of Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh to attend CDS Bipin Rawat's last rites

    Military commanders of Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh will attend the last rites of  CDS General Bipin Rawat.

  • 4:01 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Defence Attaches of different nations pay tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat

  • 4:00 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    French ambassador, British High Commissioner pay tribute to CDS Bipin Rawat and his wife

  • 3:48 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Mortal remains of CDS Bipin Rawat and his wife brought to Brar Square crematorium

  • 3:34 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    We remember him as a great military leader: French ambassador on Gen Rawat

  • 3:21 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Gen Bipin Rawat started joint defence approach: British High Commissioner

  • 2:51 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    'Jab tak suraj chaand rahega, Bipin ji ka naam rahega'" People raise slogans as the cortège of CDS Rawat proceeds towards Brar Square crematorium

  • 2:36 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Military commanders of Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh to attend last rites of CDS Rawat

    These include--Gen Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Sri Lanka Army

    Admiral Ravindra Chandrasiri Wijegunaratne (Retd), former Chief of Defence Staff of Sri Lanka -- CDS Rawat's course-mate at National Defence College and a dear friend and Brig Dorji Rinchen, Deputy Chief Operations Officer, Royal Bhutan Army, Suprobal Janasewashree Lt Gen Bal Krishna Karki, Chief of General Staff, Nepali Army, Lt Gen Waker-UZ-Zaman, Principal Staff Officer, Armed Forces Division, Bangladesh. 

  • 2:34 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Huge crowds join the funeral procession of CDS General Bipin Rawat as it proceeds to Brar Square crematorium in Delhi Cantonment

    India Tv - Huge crowds join funeral procession of CDS  Rawat 

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    Huge crowds join funeral procession of CDS  Rawat 

  • 2:18 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    CDS General Bipin Rawat's final journey begins

  • 2:11 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    All three service chiefs pay tributes

  • 2:09 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Himachal Assembly passes motion to pay tribute to CDS Rawat, 12 others

    The Himachal Pradesh Assembly on Friday passed a condolence motion to pay tribute to Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others who died in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu.

    The condolence motion was moved by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur as soon as the House assembled at 11 am on the first day of the Winter Session at Tapovan in Dharamshala.

  • 1:42 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath pays tribute to CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife

    India Tv - Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath pays tribute to CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife 

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    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath pays tribute to CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife 

  • 1:38 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar pays tribute to CDS Gen Bipin Rawat who lost his life in the IAF chopper crash on Wednesday

    India Tv - EAM S Jaishankar pays tribute to CDS Rawat 

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    EAM S Jaishankar pays tribute to CDS Rawat 

  • 1:29 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Union Ministers pay last respects to CDS Rawat, his wife

  • 1:26 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikat pays last respects to CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife

    India Tv - Rakesh Tikat pays last respects to CDS Rawat, his wife

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    Rakesh Tikat pays last respects to CDS Rawat, his wife

  • 1:07 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Teams of IAF & local Police investigate the site of the crash at Nanjappa Chatram village in Coonoor

    India Tv - Teams of IAF & local Police investigate the site of the crash.

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    Teams of IAF & local Police investigate the site of the crash.

    India Tv - Investigation underway at the site of the crash at Nanjappa Chatram village in Coonoor

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    Investigation underway at the site of the crash at Nanjappa Chatram village in Coonoor

  • 1:03 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Person who recorded MI 17's last moments appears before police

    The person who recorded the last moments of the ill-fated chopper MI 17 V5 that crashed in the Katteri park near Coonoor killing Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 Armed Forces personnel, deposed before the Coimbatore city police on Friday morning. 

    The person Kutty, along with his friend Nasar and his family, was on a visit to Coonoor and was recording the fog that had formed in the area. And while doing so also recorded the last moments of the helicopter.

  • 12:27 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Respect dignity of deceased, avoid uninformed speculation: IAF on chopper crash

  • 12:17 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    We must give him a good farewell, a smiling send-off, I am a soldier's wife. It's a big loss: Brig LS Lidder's wife Geetika Lidder

  • 12:14 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Brig Lidder's daughter speaks after attending her father's last rites

    I am going to be 17. So he was with me for 17 years, we will go ahead with happy memories. It's a national loss. My father was a hero, my best friend. Maybe it was destined and better things will come our way. He was my biggest motivator: Aashna Lidder, daughter of Brig LS Lidder

  • 12:07 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    TN CM writes to kin of deceased persons expressing condolence

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Friday personally wrote to the families of the Defence personnel killed in the Coonoor helicopter crash expressing his condolences, the state government said. All the people were with the families during this tough time, he told them in separate letters.

    India Tv - TN CM writes to kin of deceased persons expressing condolence. 

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    TN CM writes to kin of deceased persons expressing condolence. 

    The state government had ensured all arrangements during the rescue activities and later during transportation of the mortal remains of the deceased, which were later flown from Coimbatore to Delhi, it said.

  • 12:00 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Military attaches of different countries pay tributes to CDS Rawat, his wife

  • 11:54 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Religious leaders hold multi-faith prayers as they pay their last respects to CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife

    India Tv - Religious leaders hold multi-faith prayers.

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    Religious leaders hold multi-faith prayers.

  • 11:52 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    BJP national president JP Nadda pays tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat and his wife

    India Tv - BJP president JP Nadda pays tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat and his wife.   

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    BJP president JP Nadda pays tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat and his wife. 

     

     

  • 11:43 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    BJP youth wing to pay tribute to CDS Rawat, others at 500 martyrs' memorials across country

    The BJP youth wing on Friday will organise a programme at 500 'Shaheed Samaraks' (martyrs memorials) across the country to pay tribute to Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 other armed forces personnel, who lost their lives in a military chopper crash.

  • 11:41 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    French & Israel envoys to India pays floral tribute to CDS Rawat, his wife

    French & Israel envoys to India, Emmanuel Lenian and Naor Gilon respectively paid floral tribute to CDS Gen Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat who lost their lives in the IAF chopper crash on Wednesday. 

    India Tv - French envoy to India Emmanuel Lenian paid floral tribute to CDS Rawat, his wife 

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    French envoy to India Emmanuel Lenian paid floral tribute to CDS Rawat, his wife 

    India Tv - Israel envoy to India Naor Gilon paid floral tribute to CDS Rawat, his wife 

    Image Source : ANI

    Israel envoy to India Naor Gilon paid floral tribute to CDS Rawat, his wife 

     

  • 11:34 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pays tribute to CDS Rawat, his wife

    India Tv - Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pays tribute to CDS Rawat, his wife   

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    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pays tribute to CDS Rawat, his wife 

     

  • 11:29 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Congress' senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge and former Defence Minister AK Antony paid tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat

    India Tv - Congress' senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge and former Defence Minister AK Antony pays tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat 

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    Congress' senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge and former Defence Minister AK Antony pays tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat 

  • 11:23 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Daughters of CDS General Bipin Rawat and Madhulika Rawat - Kritika and Tarini - pay their last respects to their parents

    India Tv - Daughters Kritika and Tarini - pay their last respects. 

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    Daughters Kritika and Tarini - pay their last respects. 

  • 11:20 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Rahul Gandhi pays last respects to CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pays tributes to CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat who lost their lives in the IAF chopper crash on Wednesday. 

    India Tv - Rahul Gandhi pays last respects to CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife 

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    Rahul Gandhi pays last respects to CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife 

  • 11:00 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    An elderly woman breaks down as she pays her last respects to CDS General Bipin Rawat at his residence

  • 10:59 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami pays tribute to CDS Gen Bipin Rawat in Delhi

  • 10:49 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    CDS General Bipin Rawat’s unit looks after all the arrangements at his last rites

    CDS General BipinRawat’s unit 5/11 Gorkha Rifles is looking after all the arrangements at his last rites. He was commissioned in the unit and also went ahead to command it.

    India Tv - CDS General BipinRawat’s unit looks after all the arrangements at his last rites

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    CDS General BipinRawat’s unit looks after all the arrangements at his last rites

  • 10:32 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Brig LS Lidder laid to final rest with full military honours

  • 10:24 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    HM Amit Shah pays last respects to CDS Rawat, his wife

    Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday laid wreaths on the mortal remains of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, who were among the 13 killed in the military chopper crash in Tamil Nadu.

    The mortal remains of Gen Rawat and his wife were kept at their official residence here before cremation.

    India Tv - HM Amit Shah pays last respects to CDS Rawat, his wife

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    HM Amit Shah pays last respects to CDS Rawat, his wife

  • 10:21 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Mortal remains of CDS Gen Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat brought to their residence

  • 10:12 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Wife and daughter of Brig LS Lidder pay their last respects at Delhi's Brar Square

  • 9:53 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Delhi: NSA Ajit Doval pays tribute to Brig LS Lidder at Brar Square, Delhi Cantt.

  • 9:52 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to Brig LS Lidder at Brar Square, Delhi Cantt.

  • 9:40 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar pays tribute to Brig LS Lidder at Brar Square, Delhi Cantt.

  • 9:30 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Mortal remains of Brig LS Lidder brought to Brar Square, Delhi Cantt.

  • 9:21 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Amit Shah to pay tribute to Gen Bipin Rawat at 10 am

    Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to pay his tribute at General Bipin Rawat's residence at 10 am today. 

    India Tv - Amit Shah to pay tribute to Gen Bipin Rawat at 10 am

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    Amit Shah to pay tribute to Gen Bipin Rawat at 10 am

     

  • 9:05 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Civilians can pay tributes to Gen Bipin Rawat at his residence today

    Civilians can pay tribute to CDS Gen Bipin Rawat from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at his Karaj Marg residence. 

     

  • 8:38 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Delhi | Outside visuals from Base Hospital.

  • 8:19 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Rajnath Singh to attend Brig LS Lidder’s last rites at Brar Square at 9.30 am

  • 8:12 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    IAF helicopter crash: All possible angles being probed

    The tri-services team investigating the tragic chopper crash near Coonoor that killed CDS Gen Bipin Rawat and 12 others is focusing on all possible reasons including whether a human error caused the accident, people familiar with the development said on Thursday.

    India Tv - All possible angles being probed

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    All possible angles being probed

    The chopper crashed at around 12:22 pm, they said, adding it was to land at Wellington at around 12:15 pm. "All angles including possible human error will be investigated," a senior military offcial said. In a statement in Parliament, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced ordering a tri-services enquiry into the accident.

     

     

     

  • 8:04 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Bhutan's King offers prayers for CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, 12 others

    Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Wangchuck on Thursday offered prayers for CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulka and 11 others killed in the IAF chopper crash in Tamil Nadu, Indian officials said. They said Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and the King's father also offered prayers for those killed in the crash on Wednesday, they said.

    "The King and His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo have sent messages of condolence for the bereaved families, and the government and people of India," said an official. Gen Rawat visited Bhutan several times during his career and had a very cordial relationship with the top leadership of the country. The officials said the Bhutanese prime minister, foreign minister and senior officers of the country's armed forces attended a ceremony to pay tributes to Gen Rawat and others. 

  • 7:57 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Lone survivor IAF Group Captain shifted to Bengaluru's Command Hospital

    Indian Air Force's Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor of the Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper crash that resulted in the death of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others in Tamil Nadu, has been shifted to Command Hospital in Bengaluru for further treatment. Earlier today, in his statement in Lok Sabha, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday informed that the IAF Group Captain is on life support in Military Hospital at Wellington.

    India Tv - IAF Group Captain shifted to Bengaluru's Command Hospital

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    IAF Group Captain shifted to Bengaluru's Command Hospital

    The health condition of the Shaurya Chakra awardee is critical but stable. The Group Captain was recently conferred with the Shaurya Chakra by President Ram Nath Kovind for his act of exceptional gallantry.