Rajnath Singh pays tribute to Lt Col Harjinder Singh who died in chopper crash with CDS Rawat

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh laid a wreath on the mortal remains of Lt Colonel Harjinder Singh, who died in a chopper crash with CDS General Bipin Rawat last week, at the Brar Square crematorium in Delhi Cantonment on Sunday.

Ahead of the Defence Minister, Indian Army chief General MM Naravane, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, Indian Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar and other military officers also paid their tributes to Lt Colonel Harjinder Singh.

13 people were killed when the IAF’s helicopter carrying them crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on December 8.

The mortal remains of Chief of Defence Staff General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and his Defence Adviser Brigadier Lakhbinder Singh Lidder were cremated with full military honours in the Brar Square crematorium in the national capital on Friday.

Those who died in the crash include CDS Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, his Defence Adviser Brigadier Lakhbinder Singh Lidder, Staff Officer Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh and nine other Armed Forces personnel including the Air Force helicopter crew.

Group Captain Varun Singh is the lone survivor of the crash and is presently on life support in Military Hospital, Wellington.


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