The findings of the tri-service investigation for the Indian Air Force chopper crash that killed CDS General Bipin Rawat were appraised by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, sources said.
Members of the Delhi Legislative Assembly observed a two minute silence to pay condolence to the deaths of CDS Bipin Rawat and others in an IAF helicopter crash and the deaths of people in Vaishno Devi stampede.
When asked about possible causes of the crash, several aviation experts said there were a significant number of air accidents caused by visual disorientation triggered by the loss of situational awareness by pilots.
The country's first Chief of Defence Staff General Rawat, who was killed along with his wife and 12 others in a tragic helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu recently, was originally from a village in Pauri district.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had announced that a tri-services inquiry team led by Air Marshal Manvendra Singh started investigation into the chopper crash that killed CDS General Bipin Rawat and others.
The Court of Inquiry being conducted by a tri-services inquiry team will be a fair process and mandate given to it is to investigate every single angle of the incident, Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari on Saturday.
Chandrasekhar said the Left has created a political culture "where it is absolutely okay for people working in a state government or members of a political party in a state to denigrate Indian heroes.
Congress leader and former state assembly speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal will launch another ‘yatra’ -- part of the same initiative -- on the same day from the village of the first army chief from Uttarakhand General BC Joshi in Kumaon.
The post of chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, now taken by General MM Naravane, fell vacant following the death of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat in an Indian Air Force helicopter crash on December 8.
Two daughters of late CDS General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat performed the ritual at five confluence points including Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandprayag and Vishnuprayag.
CDS (Chief of Defence Staff) General Bipin Rawat was killed along with his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others in a chopper crash in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on December 9.
Thousands of people lined the streets as the mortal remains of the soldiers, wrapped in the tricolour, were brought to their native places in flower-bedecked military vehicles.
CDS (Chief of Defence Staff) General Bipin Rawat was killed along with his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others, when Mi-17V5 chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor last week.
The Indian armed forces defeated all its plans in the 1971 war and they are currently working to uproot the menace of terrorism, Singh noted. "We won the direct war and I can fully assure that we will win the indirect war too," he added.
On January 1 last year, Gen Rawat took charge as India's first CDS with a mandate to bring in convergence in the functioning of the Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force and bolster the country's overall military prowess.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating the Saryu Canal National Project, paid tributes to Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat. PM Modi said his demise is a great loss to the nation.
The untimely demise of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat has raised questions around who the next CDS would be. From General Naravane to Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, here are a few names for the post that have been doing rounds.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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