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General Bipin Rawat To Be Cremated With Full Military Honours Today

The funeral of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his better half Madhulika Rawat, who were among 13 people killed in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu Wednesday, will be held at Brar Square crematorium in Delhi Cantonment today.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah paid respects to General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat at their 3, Kamraj Marg home.

The Army has said regular people can offer their appreciation to General Rawat at his 3, Kamraj Marg home between 10 am and 12.30 pm today, news office ANI announced. Those in the powers can offer their recognition between 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm.

The bodies of General Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat are scheduled to leave for the crematorium at 2 pm. There, the General will be given a funeral with full military honours.

The funeral of Brigadier Lakhwinder Singh Lidder, defence assistant to General Rawat and another victim of the chopper crash, was held at Delhi Cantonment today.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar paid their respects to Brigadier Lidder

The bodies of General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and the defence personnel killed in the crash were flown in from Sulur in Tamil Nadu last night.

On their landing in Palam airbase in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, and top officials of the defence services paid them tributes.

General Rawat and 12 people on board a Mi-17 V5 helicopter were headed to the Defense Services Staff College in Wellington when the accident occurred.

Group Captain Varun Singh, the last survivor of the accident, has been moved to Air Force Command hospital at Bengaluru for treatment.

So far, the bodies of General Rawat, his wife, Brigadier Lidder, and Lance Naik Vivek Kumar have been identified. The Army has said the process to identify the other bodies is on.