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IAF chopper crash: PM, Rajnath Singh, NSA pay tributes to late CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, others | PHOTOS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the country's top military brass on Thursday paid homage to India's first Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika, Brig LS Lidder and 10 more defence personnel at the Palam air base after their bodies were brought to Delhi in a military aircraft. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, NSA Ajit Doval, Army Chief MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar, Air Chief Marshal AVR Chaudhari and Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar were among those who paid homage to the deceased at a sombre ceremony.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk [ Published on: December 09, 2021 23:29 IST ]
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute during a wreath laying ceremony of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and other officials killed in an IAF-Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Coonoor, at Palam Airbase in New Delhi
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute during a wreath laying ceremony of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and other officials killed in an IAF-Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Coonoor, at Palam Airbase in New Delhi

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to late Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat
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    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to late Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat

  • Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane pays tribute during a wreath-laying ceremony of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat/
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    Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane pays tribute during a wreath-laying ceremony of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat/

  •  A family member of Brigadier LS Lidder pays homage next to the coffin containing his mortal remains during a wreath-laying ceremony at Palam Airport in New Delhi
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     A family member of Brigadier LS Lidder pays homage next to the coffin containing his mortal remains during a wreath-laying ceremony at Palam Airport in New Delhi

  • General Bipin Rawat, India's first Chief of Defence Staff and who had a vast experience across a wide spectrum of conflict and terrain profiles, was among the 13 people killed on Wednesday when the military helicopter they were travelling in crashed in a hilly area in apparently foggy conditions near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.
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    General Bipin Rawat, India's first Chief of Defence Staff and who had a vast experience across a wide spectrum of conflict and terrain profiles, was among the 13 people killed on Wednesday when the military helicopter they were travelling in crashed in a hilly area in apparently foggy conditions near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.

  • Besides General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 other personnel of the Armed Forces were on board Mi-17V5 helicopter when it crashed. 
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    Besides General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 other personnel of the Armed Forces were on board Mi-17V5 helicopter when it crashed. 

  • PM Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, NSA Ajit Doval among other dignitaries paid their last respects to all the braves. Late CDS General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat will be cremated in Delhi Cantonment on Friday.
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    PM Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, NSA Ajit Doval among other dignitaries paid their last respects to all the braves. Late CDS General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat will be cremated in Delhi Cantonment on Friday.