Lone survivor of IAF chopper crash Group Captain Varun Singh airlifted to Bengaluru for treatment

Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor of the Mi-17V5 chopper crash that left 13 dead, including Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, was on Thursday shifted to Bengaluru for advanced treatment.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  9 Dec 2021 12:30 PM GMT
Lone survivor of IAF chopper crash Group Captain Varun Singh airlifted to Bengaluru for treatment

Chennai: Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor of the Mi-17V5 chopper crash that left 13 dead, including Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, was on Thursday shifted to Bengaluru for advanced treatment.



Capt. Varun Singh who suffered severe burns and was undergoing treatment at the Military Hospital Wellington was airlifted to Bengaluru from the Sulur Air Force Station near Coimbatore for advanced treatment. Earlier, he was brought to Sulur Air Force Station by road in an ambulance.

India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 others were killed when an IAF helicopter crashed near Coonoor in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

A veteran of counterinsurgency warfare, CDS Rawat served in the most difficult terrains, including northern and eastern commands. He was commissioned into the Indian Army in December 1978. He had earlier served as the Chief of the Army Staff from January 2017 to December 2019.

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