CDS Bipin Rawat chopper crash: Sulur town pays emotional farewell to mortal remains
All 13 bodies are being brought in an Indian Air Force C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft from Sulur to Delhi.
Sulur: Locals of Sulur town bid an emotional farewell to mortal remains of CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, Mrs Madhulika Rawat and 11 other defence personnel on Thursday.
Locals showered flower petals and chanted 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' as ambulances carrying mortal remains of CDS Gen Rawat, his wife and other personnel, who died in the military chopper crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. The mortal remains arrived at Sulur airbase today.
PM Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, MoS Defence Ajay Bhatt and NSA Ajit Doval are expected to pay tribute to the mortal remains of CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 other personnel at the Palam Technical Area today evening.
All 13 bodies are being brought in an Indian Air Force C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft from Sulur to Delhi. IAF Chief has already left for Delhi from Sulur. Four bodies including that of Gen Rawat, his wife and Brig LS Lidder have been positively identified.
According to news ANI, the severity of the chopper crash has led to difficulty in the positive identification of mortal remains. All possible measures are being taken for positive identification considering the sensitivities and emotional well-being of the loved ones.
#WATCH| Tamil Nadu: Locals shower flower petals & chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' as ambulances carrying mortal remains of CDS Gen Rawat, his wife & other personnel who died in Coonoor military chopper crash, arrive at Sulur airbase from Madras Regimental Centre in Nilgiris district pic.twitter.com/fhVIDaf5FL— ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2021