New Delhi;Dec,8;2021--President, PM, Home Minister express grief over demise of Gen Bipin RawatPresident and Prime Minister have expressed grief over the demise of General Bipin Rawat who died in an air crash on Wednesday. In a tweet, President Ram Nath Kovind said, he was shocked and anguished over the untimely demise of General Bipin Rawat and his wife. He said, the nation has lost one of its bravest sons. His four decades of selfless service to the motherland was marked by exceptional gallantry and heroism. Mr. Kovind said, it was deeply painful for him to learn of the loss of lives in the chopper crash. He paid tributes to each of those who died while performing their duty.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said, General Bipin Rawat was an outstanding soldier, a true patriot, who greatly contributed to modernising armed forces and security apparatus. The Prime Minister said, General Bipin Rawat’s insights and perspectives on strategic matters were exceptional. He said, as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat worked on diverse aspects relating to our armed forces including defence reforms and brought with him a rich experience of serving in the Army. He said, India will never forget the exceptional service of General Bipin Rawat.
In a tweet today, Home Minister Amit Shah said, it is a very sad day for the nation as we have lost our Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat in a very tragic accident. He said, General Rawat was one of the bravest soldiers, who has served the motherland with utmost devotion and his exemplary contributions and commitment cannot be put into words. Mr. Shah also expressed his deepest condolences on the sad demise of Madhulika Rawat and 11 other Armed Forces personnel. He said, his thoughts are with the bereaved families and may God give them the strength to bear this tragic loss.