According to Baaghi TV, a preliminary report on the Indian Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat’s chopper accident has been prepared.
A preliminary report by the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) investigative committee has revealed that the helicopter crashed due to bad weather. The report said the weather had changed unexpectedly, causing the helicopter to disappear within the clouds due to which the pilot could not understand the weather, thereby, causing the accident.
The committee investigating the death of the Indian Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat was headed by Air Marshal Manvendra Singh, alongside other officers of the Indian Army and Indian Navy. In the preliminary investigation report, the IAF said that the investigation team examined the scene of the accident and spoke with witnesses for their statements. The investigation team also checked the helicopter’s flight data record and cockpit voice record as part of the investigation.
According to an Indian News Agency, the investigation team denied negligence in the incident of General Bipin Rawat’s helicopter crash. The investigation team has also made some recommendations for future VVIP travel which will be reviewed by the authorities. Earlier, the inquiry committee had submitted a report to Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and the Chief of the Indian Air Force and Secretary of Defense on January 5.
A military helicopter had crashed in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Indian Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat had been killed in the crash along with his wife and thirteen others. General Bipin Rawat was the first Indian Chief of Defense Staff. All leaders, including Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, have also expressed regret over the incident.
On the other hand, there was a celebration in military circles inside India over the helicopter crash and the possible death of the Chief of Defense Staff. He was a man hated within the Indian Army over public opinion that he used his power for RSS and Modi to achieve new developments for India and its military. Bipin Rawat-led India faces corruption in Raphael planes case, as well as facing defeat and internal turmoil in Pulwama and Doklam.
Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat along with his wife and officers were aboard the safest chopper which has two engines. This helicopter is used to transport VVIP personalities.
It should be noted that General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Indian Army, retired on December 31, 2019, after completing his term. General Bipin Lakshman Singh Rawat was the Four Star General of the Indian Army. Born in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, he studied at the Indian Military Academy. His father was also an Indian Army officer.
The Indian government had given the special post to Bipin Rawat by amending the rules regarding the army. In this regard, the age limit was increased from 62 to 65 years, and after retiring from the post of Army Chief, he was made Chief of Defense Staff. Bipin Rawat’s father also resigned from the post of Lieutenant General. Rawat began his military career in 1978 with a commission in the Army’s 5th Battalion, the 11th Gurkha Rifles. General Rawat continued to climb the ladder of success and fulfill various important responsibilities. He was made Deputy Chief of Army Staff on September 1, 2016.
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