New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will today make a statement in both houses of Parliament on the helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu yesterday that claimed 13 lives, including those of Chief Of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat.
The mortal remains of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika will be brought to Delhi in a military plane on Thursday evening. Reports said the funeral will be held on Friday in Delhi Cantonment.
The bodies would be brought to his house on Friday and people would be allowed to pay last respect from 11 am to 2 pm, followed by a funeral procession which will start from Kamraj Marg to Brar Square crematorium in Delhi Cantonment.
Besides the CDS and his wife, 11 Armed Forces personnel were also killed in the mishap. Rawat was travelling to the Defence Staff College in Wellington from the Indian Air Force base in Sulur near Coimbatore when the Mi-17V5 helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed near Coonoor around noon.
The chopper crashed just minutes before reaching its destination.