Army condoles death of Rawat, wife and 11 military personnel

General MM Naravane and all ranks of the Indian Army have expressed their sorrow over the untimely demise of General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff, his wife Madhulika Rawat, President DWWA and 11 other military personnel in the chopper crash on Wednesday.

Rawat, India’s first CDS, was a visionary who initiated far reaching reforms in the Indian military’s higher defence organisation. He was instrumental in creating the foundation of India’s joint theater commands and giving impetus to the increased indegenisation of military equipment, a legacy which will be carried on and strengthened by successive generations,” the Army said in a statement. di


Madhulika, also the former President AWWA was an epitome of grace whose presence will be missed by everyone. it said.

“The deceased 11 military personnel accompanying the CDS and president DWWA on the way to Wellington will also be equally missed by everyone. They performed their duties as per the best traditions of the Armed Forces”, the statement added.

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