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When Bipin Rawat survived a helicopter crash in 2015

General Rawat had survived a helicopter crash some six years ago too. Rawat was in a Cheetah helicopter that crashed in Dimapur, Nagaland on February 3, 2015. He was a lieutenant general at that time.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 08, 2021 19:15 IST
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat 
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Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat 

Bipin Rawat Helicopter Crash: Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 other defence personnel were killed a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor on Wednesday. CDS Rawat, his wife and other defence personnel were onboard an Indian Air Force (IAF) Mi-17V5 helicopter that crashed in Nilgiri Hills minutes before its scheduled landing.

General Rawat had survived a helicopter crash some six years ago too. Rawat was in a Cheetah helicopter that crashed in Dimapur, Nagaland on February 3, 2015. He was a lieutenant general at that time.

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CDS Rawat was rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries but could not be saved despite best efforts of the medical staff. The Chief of Defence Staff was on his way to the Defence Staff College in Wellington.

The Indian Air Force said a Court of Inquiry has been ordered into the tragic accident.

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