Chief of Defence Employees Gen Bipin Rawat, his members of the family and workers had been within the military chopper that crashed between Coimbatore and Sulur in Tamil Nadu this afternoon.
The Indian Air Power confirmed on Twitter that Gen Rawat was on the flight. He had taken a flight from Delhi to Sulur earlier right this moment.
Gen Rawat is India’s first chief of defence workers, a place that was established in 2019.
The Tamil Nadu authorities has despatched senior officers to web site of crash to assist in rescue operation.
Right here is the record of people that had been on board the chopper that crashed:
Gen Bipin Rawat
Mrs Madhulika Rawat
Brig LS Lidder, SM,VSM
Lt Col Harjinder Singh
NK Gursewak Singh
NK Jitendra Kumar
B Sai Teja
5 crew members had been additionally there within the chopper.
The crash web site within the Niligiri Hills is in a forested space, which makes entry to the wreckage a tough proposition. Visuals confirmed the wreckage scattered on the hillside and rescuers at work, struggling by thick smoke and hearth.