CDS Gen Bipin Rawat Lost His Life In Helicopter Crash

Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, his wife were among 13 who lost their lives after an  IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter they were travelling in crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

Gp Capt Varun Singh SC, Directing Staff at DSSC with injuries is currently under treatment at Military Hospital, Wellington.

“With deep regret, it has now been ascertained that General Bipin Rawat, Mrs Madhulika Rawat and 11 other persons on board have died in the unfortunate accident,” the Indian Air Force said in a tweet.

Around noon today, an IAF Mi 17 V5 helicopter with a crew of 4 members carrying the CDS and 9 other passengers met with a tragic accident near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.


Rajesh Negi

Defence & Sports Enthusiast


  1. I did not able to believe this sad news that our Bipin Rawat sir is no more 😭😭🇮🇳🇮🇳🙏🙏

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