CDS Rawat, his wife to be cremated in Delhi Cantonment tomorrow

Gen Rawat including his wife and other people were on a visit to the Defence Services Staff College at Wellington in Nilgiri Hills, when the chopper they were in, crashed, on Wednesday, 8 December 2021.
Gen Rawat including his wife and other people were on a visit to the Defence Services Staff College at Wellington in Nilgiri Hills, when the chopper they were in, crashed, on Wednesday, 8 December 2021.ANI

New Delhi: The cremation of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika, who died in a chopper crash along with 11 others in Tamil Nadu earlier in the day, will be performed on Friday in Delhi Cantonment.

Their mortal remains are expected to reach Delhi by a military plane from Coimbatore on Thursday by air, after a wreath-laying ceremony at Wellington.

The bodies would be brought to the CDS’ residence where people would be allowed to pay their last respect from 11am to 2pm, followed by a funeral procession which will start from Kamraj Marg to Brar Square crematorium in Delhi Cantonment.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) copter carrying Gen Rawat, appointed as CDS in 2019, and his entourage crashed near Coonoor in the southern state, killing all except one.

The lone survivor, Group Captain Varun Singh SC, Directing Staff at DSSC, is being rushed to Bengaluru in a critical condition after undergoing preliminary treatment at a nearby military hospital. ( Agencies)

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