Last rites of CDS General Bipin Rawat to be performed with full Military honours in New Delhi; PM Modi, Amit Shah and other dignitaries pay tribute

The nation is paying tribute to General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat who lost their lives in a chopper crash in Tamil Nadu recently. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur, several Union Ministers, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Members of Parliament, Chief Ministers of several states, Officers of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, and other dignitaries today paid tributes to departed souls at the official residence of General Rawat.

After paying floral tribute to General Rawat and Madhulika Rawat, Home Minister Amit Shah said, he paid his last respects to General Bipin Rawat and Madhulika Rawat with a heavy heart. He said, General Rawat was the epitome of bravery and courage and it was very unfortunate to lose him so early. He said, his commitment towards the motherland will forever remain in our memories.

The last rites of General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat will be performed with full military honours at Brar Square Crematorium in Delhi Cantonment this evening. His funeral procession will start from Kamraj Marg after 2 P.M. and reach Brar Square Crematorium.

The mortal remains of General Rawat and others who lost their lives in the Tamil Nadu chopper crash were brought to Palam Airbase in Delhi last evening from Sulur.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Palam airbase and paid his last respects to General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, and 11 other military personnel who lost their lives in the chopper crash.

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