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The findings of the tri-service investigation for the Indian Air Force chopper crash that killed CDS General Bipin Rawat were appraised by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, sources said.
CDS (Chief of Defence Staff) General Bipin Rawat was killed along with his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others, when Mi-17V5 chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor last week.
The court of inquiry into the IAF chopper crash was headed by Air Marshal Manavendra Singh.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had announced that a tri-services inquiry team led by Air Marshal Manvendra Singh started investigation into the chopper crash that killed CDS General Bipin Rawat and others.
The IAF helicopter carrying General Bipin Rawat and his entourage crashed in apparently foggy conditions in Coonoor, killing the 13 out of 14 people on board instantly, with just one survivor.
The court of inquiry has ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as a cause of the accident.
Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others were killed in a IAF helicopter crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.
General Bipin Laxman Singh Rawat held the status of a four star general of the Indian Army. He took over as the 27th Chief of Army Staff (COAS) on December...
CDS Bipin Rawat was on his way to the Defense Staff College in Wellington.