Outstanding soldier, true patriot’: PM Modi After CDS Bipin Rawat Passes Away In A Chopper Crash

Indeed! Our first chief of Defense Staff Gen Bipin Rawat was one of the bravest and intelligent officers of the Indian Army. Not because he died unexpectedly on a fine afternoon in a tragic way but due to his dedication and reformation he brought in the security and integrity of the Indian Armed forces. Many formidable achievements of defense forces in foreign soil were under his regime. Inclusion of new modern technologies and wellbeing of Indian welfare was his sole priority. Even his wife was a brave soul who dedicated her time and energy for the nation as a president of the Defence welfare association of wives of Indian soldiers. No doubt that the country is debited for their immaculate service to the nation.


Plane crashing site in Tamil Nadu

Gen Bipin Rawat Was Everyone’s CDS

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others have died in the Coonoor helicopter tragedy on Wednesday, confirmed the Indian Air Force (IAF). The copter carrying Gen Rawat and his entourage crashed, killing the 13 people on board, the IAF said. One person survived the crash and is being treated at a hospital.



                    India’s first Chief of Defense Staff

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Gen Rawat was an outstanding soldier and a true patriot. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote: “I am deeply anguished by the helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu in which we have lost Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and other personnel of the Armed Forces. They served India with utmost diligence. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Gen Bipin Rawat was an outstanding soldier. A true patriot, he greatly contributed to modernizing our armed forces and security apparatus. His insights and perspectives on strategic matters were exceptional. His passing away has saddened me deeply. Om Shanti,” he added.

PM Modi further said India will never forget Gen Rawat for his exceptional service. “As India’s first CDS, Gen Rawat worked on diverse aspects relating to our armed forces including defense reforms. He brought with him a rich experience of serving in the Army,” he added.