CDS Bipin Rawat Death: Expressing deep grief over the sudden demise of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat in a helicopter crash, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has declared three-day state mourning in the state. On the death of General Rawat, there will be three days of state mourning in the state from 9 to 11 December.
The Chief Minister described Rawat’s death as an irreparable loss for the country and said that Uttarakhand will always be proud of this son. In his condolence message issued here, Dhami expressed his deep grief over the death of General Rawat, his wife Madhulika and others and prayed for peace to the departed souls. He prayed to God to give strength to the bereaved family members to bear this loss.
Describing the sudden demise of Rawat as an irreparable loss to the country, Dhami said that he has made a great contribution to the country’s security. He said, the country will always remember the courageous decisions taken by him for the security of the country’s borders and the contribution made by him to keep the morale of the armed forces always high.
He said that Uttarakhand has suffered a great loss due to his sudden demise and we all will always be proud of this great son of ours. Late General Rawat was a resident of Saina village in Pauri district of Uttarakhand.
Rawat had gone to Tamil Nadu from Delhi on Wednesday
Let us inform that nine people, including General Bipin Rawat and his wife, had left Delhi at around 9 am on Wednesday by a special aircraft and reached Air Force Station Sulur at around 11.35 am. After that he used an Air Force helicopter for the onward journey. At around 11:45 am, 9 people from Delhi and five crew members ie 14 people left Air Force Station Sulur in a helicopter for Wellington Army Camp. But the accident happened about 16 km before Wellington Army Camp. In this, 13 out of 14 people died.