India / Cabinet Committee on Security to meet at 6:30pm as helicopter carrying CDS Rawat crashes

Zoom News : Dec 08, 2021, 05:58 PM
New Delhi: CDS Bipin Rawat Chopper Crash Update: An Army chopper (IAF Mi-17V5) carrying Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, his wife and seven others crashed in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. Apart from the crew, General Rawat’s staff and family members were also among the nine people on board. The fatal crash left 13 people dead. A total of 14 people were on board the chopper. However, there is still no information on General Bipin Rawat.

Earlier, the Indian Air Force took to Twitter and wrote, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. An Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident,” the Indian Air Force tweeted.

Here are the names of the passengers onboard:

Gen Bipin Rawat

Mrs Madhulika Rawat

Brig LS Lidder

Lt Col Harjinder Singh

NK Gursewak Singh

NK Jitendra Kumar

L/NK Vivek Kumar

LINK B Sai Teja

Hav Satpal

According to the latest reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a Cabinet Committee on Security Meet at 6:30 PM at his residence.