January23 , 2022

Gen Bipin Rawat’s Chopper Crashes: Who Were On Board


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Gen Bipin Rawat, his members of the family, employees have been aboard the Army chopper

New Delhi:

Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, his members of the family and employees have been within the military chopper that crashed between Coimbatore and Sulur in Tamil Nadu this afternoon.

The Indian Air Force confirmed on Twitter that Gen Rawat was on the flight. He had taken a flight from Delhi to Sulur earlier in the present day.

Gen Rawat is India’s first chief of defence employees, a place that was established in 2019.

The Tamil Nadu authorities has despatched senior officers to website of crash to assist in rescue operation.

Here is the record of people that have been on board the chopper that crashed:

Gen Bipin Rawat

Mrs Madhulika Rawat

Brig LS Lidder, SM,VSM

Lt Col Harjinder Singh

NK Gursewak Singh

NK Jitendra Kumar

Vivek Kumar

B Sai Teja

Hav Satpal

Five crew members have been additionally there within the chopper.

The crash website within the Niligiri Hills is in a forested space, which makes entry to the wreckage a tough proposition. Visuals confirmed the wreckage scattered on the hillside and rescuers at work, struggling by means of thick smoke and fireplace.