India defence chief’s body arrives in Delhi after helicopter crash

The public take part in a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife during a memorial service in Mumbai, India, today. Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others died yesterday when the Mi-17 helicopter they were travelling in crashed in a forest in Tamil Nadu. – EPA pic, December 9, 2021.

THE body of Indian defence chief General Bipin Rawat arrived in New Delhi today, one day after he and 12 others were killed in a helicopter crash near a military academy.

Rawat, 63, was travelling with his wife and other senior officers when their aircraft crashed in a forest in southern Tamil Nadu state, killing all but one soldier on board.

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