- PM Modi and other Army Head paid tribute to the army chief & all.
- Out of 13 only 3 bodies have been identified.
- PM Modi tweet for CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat & all.
- List of unidentified Army Personnel.
India’s first CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, Brig LS Lidder and 10 more defence personnel were paid tribute by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the country’s top military head-on Thursday at the Palam airbase. Their bodies were brought in a military aircraft.
Out of 13 bodies, only 3 has been identified so far, Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika and Brig LS Lidder. Rest have not been identified so their bodies will be kept at the mortuary at the Army Base Hospital. They will be released for the last rites once their identity will be confirmed.
CDS staff Bipin Rawat and his wife bodies will be kept at their residence in Delhi for the general public to pay their final respects. Timing for the general public is between 11 am to 12:30 pm Friday. After that between 12:30 to 1 pm, the military personnel will pay respect to their leader and his wife. After that Gen. Bipin Rawat will be taken to the Brar Square crematorium for the final journey from his residence at 2 pm, and the funeral will be held at 4 pm. Brigadier Lidder’s funeral would be held at 9 am.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, NSA Ajit Doval, Army Chief MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar, Air Chief Marshal AVR Chaudhari and Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar were among those who paid tribute to all the 13 army personnel on Thursday.
“Paid my last respects to Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and other personnel of the Armed Forces. India will never forget their rich contribution,” Modi tweeted. He also met with the family of all after paying the tribute and ask them to be bold.
Paid my last respects to Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and other personnel of the Armed Forces. India will never forget their rich contribution. pic.twitter.com/LAq83VfoBf— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 9, 2021
Others Who Were Present In The Chopper
Besides Gen Rawat, his wife and Brig Lidder, the 10 other personnel killed in the accident are: Lt Col Harjinder Singh, Wing Commander PS Chauhan, Squadron Leader K Singh, JWO Das, JWO Pradeep A, Havildar Satpal, Naik Gursewak Singh, Naik Jitender Kumar, Lance Naik Vivek Kumar and Lance Naik Sai Teja.