This year, no names were announced for 'Bharat Ratna', India's highest civilian award, which was last awarded in 2019 to former president Pranab Mukherjee, social reformer Nanaji Deshmukh and noted singer Bhupen Hazarika.
Late General Bipin Rawat who served as India's first CDS as well as the 27th Chief of Indian Army was an outstanding professional and was in the midst of steering one of the most radical transformations of the Indian military.
As per the Press Information Bureau (PIB), the Court of Inquiry in its preliminary findings after analysing Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder has ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as a cause of the accident.
Sources said the inquiry ruled out any possibility of technical errors or mechanical defects. The chopper was a Russian made Mi-17V5 helicopter, considered extremely reliable and safe.
Only after going to RIMC, I came to know about the three wings of the armed force. I had the opportunity of interacting with very high ranking defence officials of all three wings, says Omkar
Old system was brought in following the death of General Bipin Rawat
In Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa district, one Durgesh Vaskele was arrested on Saturday for an objectionable post on Facebook under IPC sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups) and 153(B).
Whether increasing the security on borders, strengthening border infrastructure, making the armed forces self-reliant, or increasing tri-services co-ordination, many such works will continue to progress rapidly, Modi said.
A total of 319 gentlemen cadets from India and 68 from friendly foreign countries graduated from the academy and got commissioned into the armies of their respective countries as officers.
The general will be laid to rest at the Brar Square cremation ground.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute to Brig L.S. Lidder at Brar Square at Delhi Cantt, before cremation.
The last rites of CDS Bipin Rawat, his wife and Brig LS Lidder is being held in Delhi today, however since the bodies of the remaining 10 others are yet to be identified, the mortal remains of Rana Pratap has been kept in Army Base Hospital in Delhi.
The nation still is mourning the irreparable loss of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat who died in a tragic chopper crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
All possible measures are being taken for positive identification of the mortal remains. The remaining mortal remains will be kept at the mortuary of Army Base Hospital till completion of positive identification formalities, the force said.
Tamil Nadu police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) in the MI17 helicopter crash that resulted in the death of 13 armed forces personnel, including Chief Of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, and 11 others.