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CDS Bipin Rawat Dies in Helicopter Crash LIVE Updates: China, Pakistan be a part of nations to condole demise of CDS


European Union’s envoy to India Ugo Astuto additionally prolonged heartfelt condolences to the household of Gen Rawat, his spouse and households of armed forces personnel who misplaced their lives

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CDS Bipin Rawat Dies in Helicopter Crash Updates | Condolences over the demise of Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat poured in on Wednesday from a number of nations, together with the US, Russia, China and Pakistan.

Gen Rawat, his spouse Madhulika and 11 different folks on board an Indian Air Force helicopter died in a crash close to Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, the Air Force mentioned.

The US Embassy right here prolonged its deepest condolences to the Rawat household and the households of those that perished within the crash.

As India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, General Rawat spearheaded a historic interval of transformation within the Indian navy, the US mission mentioned in an announcement.

Gen Rawat was a robust good friend and companion of the United States, overseeing a significant enlargement of India’s defence cooperation with the US navy, it mentioned.

“In September, he spent five days travelling throughout the US as part of a counterpart visit with General Mark Milley to discuss military developments and opportunities to enhance our cooperation with like-minded countries. His legacy will continue on,” the Embassy mentioned.

“Our thoughts are with the Indian people and the Indian military, and we pray for Group Captain Varun Singh’s full recovery,” it mentioned.

Chinese ambassador to India Sun Weidong prolonged “deep condolences on the sad demise of CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife and other victims in the helicopter crash”.

“My sympathy goes to all the family members of General Bipin Rawat,” he mentioned.

Bhutanese premier Lotay Tshering mentioned it was heartaching to be taught of the helicopter crash. “People of Bhutan and I offer prayers for India and the bereaved families. May you find strength to see through the tragedy,” he mentioned.

Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba mentioned he was deeply saddened by the tragic demise of Gen Rawat, his spouse, and several other defence officers.

“My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and the Indian Armed Forces,” he mentioned.

British High Commissioner Alex Ellis additionally condoled Gen Rawat’s demise and hailed him as a sensible man and courageous soldier.

“Tragic news. Gen Rawat was a wise man, a brave soldier, a pioneer and a generous host to me only weeks ago. We mourn his death and that of his wife, and all killed in this terrible accident,” Ellis tweeted.

He additionally tweeted his condolences in Hindi.

Russian Envoy to India Nikolay Kudashev mentioned with deepest remorse, he learnt in regards to the sudden demise of Gen Bipin Rawat, Madhulika Rawat and different officers within the crash.

India has misplaced its nice patriot and devoted hero, Kudashev mentioned.

“Russia has lost a very close friend, who played a big role in promotion of our bilateral special and privileged strategic partnership. Grieving together with India. Goodbye, friend! Farewell, commander!” he tweeted.

Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell expressed deepest sympathies to the households of Rawat and others on the helicopter.

Australia-India relationship has thrived throughout General Rawat’s tenure, he mentioned.

French envoy to India Emmanuel Lenain tweeted, “Deeply saddened by the tragic demise of CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife, and several defence officials in a crash. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and the Indian Armed Forces.”

“We will remember CDS Rawat as a great military leader and a supporter of Flag of France-India defence ties,” he mentioned.

European Union’s envoy to India Ugo Astuto additionally prolonged heartfelt condolences to the household of Gen Rawat, his spouse and households of armed forces personnel who misplaced their lives.

Japanese envoy to India Satoshi Suzuki mentioned he was deeply saddened by the tragic demise of Gen Rawat, his spouse and 11 Armed Forces personnel in an unlucky accident.

“I extend my deepest condolences to the bereaved family members of the people killed in the accident,” he mentioned.

Ambassador of Israel to India Naor Gilon mentioned he’s deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic deaths within the chopper crash.

“The people of Israel stand side by side with the Indian people and government in mourning the death of Indian heroes. Om Shanti,” he tweeted.

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz additionally prolonged condolences to the folks of India over Gen Rawat’s demise.

Pakistan’s prime navy brass additionally expressed condolences over the “tragic death” of Rawat.

German Ambassador to India Walter Lindner mentioned tweeted, “What tragic news! Our deepest condolences to General Bipin Rawat’s family and all relatives of those who perished in the tragic helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu.”

He additionally tweeted his condolences in Hindi.

Pakistan Army’s spokesman in a brief assertion posted on Twitter mentioned that Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed condolences.

Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, NI(M) Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force, additionally expressed his condolences on the tragic loss of life of Gen Rawat, his partner, and 11 others.

Singapore mission in India mentioned it was saddened to be taught that the chief of defence workers and others on board the chopper have handed.

“Had the honour of meeting Gen Rawat several times. His vision, candour and warmth will be missed. Deepest condolences to all grieving this terrible loss,” it mentioned.

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