Banwarilal Purohit condoles the sudden, unfortunate demise of CDS Gen Bipin Rawat and the defence personnel aboard the IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter
THE VOICE OF CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Governor and Administrator UT Chandigarh, Banwarilal Purohit has condoled the sudden unfortunate demise of Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM,VSM,ADC, his wife Mrs Madhulika Rawat and the defence personnel aboard the ill-fated aircraft that crashed in the upper Coonoor on Wednesday afternoon.
The Governor prayed for the departed souls to rest in peace. In his message, Governor Mr Purohit said, “The news of the passing away of Gen Rawat is extremely shocking and painful; he was an extremely intelligent, motivated and dedicated officer. The unfortunate demise of Gen Rawat, highly awarded for gallantry and distinguished service is a national loss.”
I express my heartfelt condolences to the family members of the bereaved and their colleagues. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the defence personnel who lost their lives today in the tragic accident.