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LIVE BLOG: Chopper carrying Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat crashes

LIVE BLOG: Chopper carrying Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat crashes

IBNS | @indiablooms | 08 Dec 2021, 03:51 pm

An Indian army helicopter carrying  Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawait and his family members along with other senior officials has crashed near an army training camp at the Wellington Army Centre in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor on Wednesday afternoon. According to sources in the Indian Army, 14 people, including  Major General Bipin Rawat and his family members, were on board the Mi-series (Mi-17V5) chopper that crashed in Nilgiris.

LIVE Updates

All the bravehearts India lost in the chopper crash killing General Rawat and his wife

08 Dec 2021, 11:13 pm

In order: NK Gursewak Singh, 9 PARA (SF); L/NK Vivek Kumar, 1 PARA (SF); Lt Col Harjinder Singh (SO to CDS); L/NK B. S. Teja, 11 PARA (SF); General Rawat; NK Jitender Kumar, 3 PARA (SF); Brig L. S. Lidder (DA to CDS); Hav Satpal Rai

President Kovind, PM Modi condole death of Bipin Rawat

08 Dec 2021, 06:33 pm

CDS Bipin Rawat and 12 other die in helicopter crash

08 Dec 2021, 06:17 pm

Uttarakhand CM visiting Bipin Rawat's ancestral village in Pauri Garhwal

08 Dec 2021, 05:59 pm

Uttrakhannd Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami is heading to CDS Bipin Rawat's ancestral village in Pauri Garhwal.

Rajnath Singh briefs PM Modi on IAF chopper crash

08 Dec 2021, 05:10 pm

PM Narendra Modi has been briefed on the IAF chopper crash by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.

PM Modi will chair a Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting at his residence at 6:30 pm.

Catch a glimpse of the crashed chopper

08 Dec 2021, 05:08 pm

13 out of the 14 people on board crashed IAF chopper now dead: Sources

08 Dec 2021, 05:06 pm

13 out of the 14 people on board the IAF chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu have lost their lives, sources confirmed.

Remaining one is undergoing treatment in a Wellington hospital with life-threatening burn injuries (more than 85% burnt)

Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane reaches CDS Bipin Rawat's New Delhi residence, which was visited by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh a short while ago

08 Dec 2021, 04:48 pm

Mamata says extremely tragic news coming from Coonoor

08 Dec 2021, 04:40 pm

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she prayed for the speedy recovery of everyone who was injured in the Army helicopter crash in which CDS Bipin Rawat was on board.

 

Army chief Gen MM Naravane briefed Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in the South Block on the IAF chopper crash involving CDS Gen Bipin Rawat

08 Dec 2021, 04:31 pm

Stalin shocked over Army chopper crash with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board

08 Dec 2021, 04:19 pm

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin today expressed shock over the crash of an IAF chopper carrying Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and 13 others near Coonoor in Nilgiris district.

Eleven people have been confirmed dead in the incident, according to India Today. NDTV puts toll at 5 with official confirmation.

08 Dec 2021, 04:18 pm

I have reached here (chopper crash site) on the instructions of the Chief Minister. Out of the 14 people on board, five people have died and the situation of two others is critical. Rescue operation is underway,"  Tamil Nadu Forest Minister K Ramachandran was quoted as saying by NDTV.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh at CDS Bipin Rawat's residence in New Delhi

08 Dec 2021, 03:57 pm

List of those on board

08 Dec 2021, 03:56 pm

List of the nine people, including Bipin Rawat, his wife and staff, who flew to Suluk from Delhi by an IAF flight. They boarded the Mi-series copter to Wellington army centre from Suluk. The chopper crash in Nilgiris at around 12:20pm IST. Local sources said three people, who were rescued from the crash site, are undergoing treatment in a Wellington hospital with life-threatening burn injuries (more than 80%).

 

UPDATE AT 33O PM: Rajnath brief PM Modi

08 Dec 2021, 03:53 pm

11 of the 14 people on board the IAF chopper crashed in Nilgiris have died, according to local sources. Three rescued from the crashed helicopter and shifted to hospital in Wellington. No official confirmation have received yet either on the casualty/fatality figure or the condition of Bipin Rawat. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has briefed PM Modi on Rawat's helicopter crash. Rajnath Singh to brief the parliament on chopper crash shortly before leaving for the accident site in Tamil Nadu: Reports.

An image of Vipin Rawat, courtesy Wikipedia: