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IAF Chopper Crash Updates: Mortal Remains Of CDS Rawat To Reach Delhi Tomorrow

General Bipin Rawat, his spouse Madhulika, and Eleven people on board an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter were killed in a collision nearby Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on the 8th of December, Wednesday.

According to the IAF, Gen Rawat paid for a tour to the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington that is near Nilgiri Hills on Wednesday that is today to meet the staff and student personnel of the Staff Program. The tragedy's solitary survivor is Group Captain Varun Singh. He is being treated for wounds at an army hospital in Wellington, according to a sequence of tweets from the IAF.


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Updates in real-time:

- Rawat's and his spouse's mortal remains, as well as those of numerous armed forces members who died in the disaster, are anticipated to reach Delhi by the 9th of December, Thursday evening.

- Following the incident, the Cabinet Committee on Security had a conference. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh as well as the national security advisor Ajit Doval, along with Home Minister Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, and others were among those who addressed the meeting, which was led by Pm Narendra Modi.

- During the conference, all attendees held two minutes of peace in honour of all those who died in the helicopter tragedy.

- Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his sorrow over the helicopter disaster in Tamil Nadu, which claimed the lives of Indian General Bipin Rawat, his spouse, and other military personnel. They did all possible efforts to assist India. And that he is thinking about the grieving family.

- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressed his grief over the death of Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, his spouse, and Eleven other Armed Forces members in a tragic helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. The Indian Armed Forces and the country have suffered an irreparable loss as a result of his premature demise.

- Tonight, at 6.30 p.m., the Cabinet Committee on Security will convene.

- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is set to make a statement to Parliament regarding the chopper crash on Thursday.

- Army Chief of Staff General MM Naravane informed Singh of the incident.

- Singh is keeping an eye on the scenario and is claimed to have informed Prime Minister Modi about the disaster.

- In Delhi, the defence minister paid a visit to Rawat's home.

- The Indian Air Force (IAF) announced on its Twitter Page account that an investigation into the cause of the crash has been initiated.

- The operator of the ill-fated Mi-17V5 was Commanding Officer Prithvi Singh Chauhan. He was the 109 Chopper Unit's commanding commander

- MK Stalin, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, will travel to the accident scene.

- Four dead have been discovered, as per PTI reports, while three injured people have been removed from the scene of the crash.

- The bodies discovered at the crash scene near Coimbatore and Sulur have been sent to the Coonoor healthcare centre.

- According to an ANI report citing sources, a few of the survivors are being transferred to an army hospital in Wellington, Tamil Nadu.

- There are eight ambulances on the scene.