CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, wife, 12 others killed in chopper crash, says IAF


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New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS): India's first Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 others were killed when their IAF Mi-17 helicopter crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris district on Wednesday, the IAF announced.

"With deep regret, it has now been ascertained that Gen Bipin Rawat, Mrs Madhulika Rawat and 11 other persons on board have died in the unfortunate accident," the Indian Air Force said in a tweet.

The CDS was going to the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, to give a lecture.

The chopper, with a total of 14 persons on board, took off from the Sulur air base near Coimbatore and was on its way to Coonoor. When the chopper was a few minutes away from landing, it, as per eyewitnesses, hit a tree, crashed, and caught fire, resulting in several casualties. 

 

Earlier report

IAF helicopter with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, others crashes in TN; 13 reported dead

Daijiworld Media Network – Coimbatore

Coimbatore, Dec 8: Chief of defence staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and other officials were in the helicopter that crashed between Coimbatore and Sulur in Tamil Nadu (TN).

Thirteen of the 14 on board are confirmed dead, tweeted news agency ANI. A total of 14 people including CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife, defence assistant, security commandos and IAF pilots were on board the IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter.

Earlier, the Indian Air Force tweeted confirming that CDS Rawat was on board and that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of accident. However, has been no official note on injuries or a death toll from the crash yet.

The crash took place at the training camp at the Wellington Army Centre in Coonoor. Search and rescue operations have been launched from nearby bases. Visuals from the site show fire, smoke and debris.

 

 

 

  

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Jai Kisan Jai Jawan dumped and only a slogan now... Jai Bania is the flavour of current times... politician does not bother abt jawan kisan .... he is interested in how to privatise defence contracts / purchases... how to open private sector / foreign companies to the defence budget... there will only be a few tweets of praise, sympathy etc. etc. etc. nothing else... first thing this govt. did was to divide indian military veterans by campaigning for OROP (One rank One Pension)... the sanctity of military uniform also defiled by politician wearing it for publicity ops and self promotion...

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  • suman, Mumbai

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Waha Waha Today i come to know that after read this viewers comments, How deadly dangerous peace lovers and Slow poisons

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    A General of Top Defence force, of Largest Democracy in the World should have a special , well maintained , thoroughly inspected Aircraft to use for His Official duties. He was not involved in a War, Whatever the cause of this disaster , A Great Life is Lost, , unfortunately along with His Wife and other C0lleagues, SAD , May their Soul Rest In Peace.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    RIP, After communist chinese ruining world with viruses, now socialist russian turn? These russian flying machines these socialists have remote control ? Socialist russian are tryíng pounce on Ukraine and then Europe so what their evil strategy they only know. For world control these communist chinese and socialist russians ready to do anything to put humanity under their slavery with bioweapon viruses, economic losses and sleath and real wars.

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India.

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, is the most decorated Army person and his strategic implementation of his news ideas into the Indian army, sent shivers to our enemy countries. Our deepest sympathies to all the defence personnel families, who lost their lives in this chopper crash. May their souls rest in peace.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    even without war, generals and soldiers are losing life... what will be the situation if there is war...

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    One safe place is.... Kedaranath Cave....!!!!!

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  • SAGAR, Mlore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    You are so lucky to born in India You can say anything to anybody or any situvation

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  • Ravi, Udyavara

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Don't make fun of anybody's death...aware it can come in your sleep

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  • Bobby, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    I would not like to bring politics into this , but 2 glaring coincidences cannot be ignored. 1.Putin had come to India one day before and the helicopter was Russian make.2.Madhulika Rawat's father belonged to a Royal family and was a 2 time Congress MLA from Madhya Pradesh. The enquiry report can be told in advance either they will blame "technical error" ( though thorough checking was done)or "pilot error" ( though the pilot was skilled) or "weather" (though the helicopter is supposed to work in hostile weather conditions)

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    r.i.p., 2 gen. rawat. i remember a couple of days b4 chaiwala p.m., said 2 bjp m.p's: change yourself, otherwise we will change u. i smell a foul play in da aircraft crash, inquiry is ordered by da govt. inquiry should not b like da church attacks commission of inquiry by a retired judge Somashekar's final report. no church attacks. truth is churches were attacked in karnataka in 2008

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  • Satpal Singh, dubai

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    When government doesn't want to give proper pension to our brave and retired soldiers, ....when government has no enough money to feed them proper chicken or mutton daily, and instead gives them pulikodhhel food esp at our borders and mountain ranges, ...... where is the money to buy quality American/European choppers and planes, instead of cheap Russian crap?

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Very sad news. R.I.P Gen Rawat, his wife and the 12 others that perished in the crash. What is very surprising is in the last few years there have been over half a dozen helicopter crashes killing over half a dozen politicians. I feel that the government should have a thorough investigation into all these crashes.

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  • sanjay pinto, udupi

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    hope General had good relations with our MA without BA....if anyone goes against them they wont spare for sure...justice Lodha murder is an example of this...

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  • Rajesh B Shetty, Udupi

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Om Shanti.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    most of the readers who have right wing affiliations might not have come across the name Wellington in Tamilnadu...now they will start campaign to change its name....Changu and mangu in Delhi are big panauti to this country....otherwise it is not possible that such a high level military officer will lose his life in this way...seriously this govt and the katharnak pair at Delhi needs to be replaced....what kind of protocol is followed in this country only God knows....so many senior military officers travelling by the same helicopter or flight?...unimaginable....but due to high levels of corruption and mismanagement in every department anything is possible...RIP to all those who have lost their lives in this tragedy...

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  • Abdul, dubai

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Hope he did not upset tadipar...he is a dangerous snake...anything deathly and shockingly sinister that happens in india we have to suspect him only...RIP General

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  • Edmond, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    First of all RIP to the diseased. real kujuma, kodial: they are not threat to india.. your thinking about islamists is dangerous for india. you dont have anything to think other than religious hatred and Political, which we can understand by looking at your comments. I truly respect you Sir. \

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    I am deeply sorry to hear this ' Very Sad ' news about our dear and fine CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his loving Wife and several others including the Chopper Crew. Praying Our dear Almighty to Grant them Eternal Rest !!!

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  • Societal Web, Dubai

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    ... "now in Canada", will be back in M'lore after" Christmas and will be in katipalla ... 😀

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  • Rational thinker, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    I really wonder what truth will come out of any kind of enquiry in a place like India!

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Life is in God's hand. No one knows our last seconds in this world. We need to be prepared all the time for God's call. We people may do so many things to safe ourself in this world with so many technologies. But the main button is in God's hand.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Tauro brother, it is true that life is in God's hands....but we also need to follow certain safety procedures right? do you think it is correct to ferry so many high ranked officers in the same helicopter?....in Pulwamama blast incident also there were many loopholes in the way the troops were being transported....anyway with a corrupt country anything can happen..even walking on road is so dangerous now.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Corrupt, criminal politicians are flying in sophisticated and foolproof aircrafts and poor armed forces chiefs are forced to use antique aircraft.

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India.

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Very true.

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Disasters like this becomes common nowadays whenever elections scheduled very near.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    it is said that helicopter was inducted in 2012... that means almost 10 years old... how would military chief fly in 10 year old aircraft... people do not keep even 10 year old scooter... if military chief is having to fly in this kind of old aircraft, what is the fate of ordinary officers or non-commissioned cadre...

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  • Ramesh Babe, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Our Sarkar is very good in Surgical Strike, never know who knows maybe only the barking dog Arnab will know the truth, don't forget he was aware in advance about the attack which supose to happen in Kashmir Phulwama.

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  • Michael, Brahmavar

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Wellington ?! in India ?! unbelievable, change the name, this is conspiracy by converting people.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Anything is possible. This helicopter is supposed to very safe. Fate chooses for this accident the land of Stalin and that too close to landing needs to be investigated. Stalin is reaching this destination by road; don't know for what. Anyway a brave soldier loses life serving the country. S400 and AK203 acquisitions cannot be countered by sanctions alone. Highly coinciding accidents have always happened. So, a thorough investigation is desirable whether the findings are made public or not. Last but not least, Indian military is an institution and not a political party and whence the professional force can always match an eye to eye even with human resource.

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  • Sma, Bengaluru

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Will any one get the truth of any special or executive investigation

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  • Societal Web, Dubai

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    could you repeat that, please? slowly ... 😀

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  • Richi, India meri jaan

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    people telling controversy have no brains ,Bajpe air crash why bcuz pilot woke up in last minute and pressed brake and exalator same time , this was total fault of the aircraft , landing area or the pilot or may be the climate . Please don't blame others and try to accept the reality of the situation.

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  • Eminef, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    RIP sir, big loss for India. Thorough investigation of the crash should be carried out

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  • Capt Joe - retired Corp of Engineers, 64 ER

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    May soul of the General, his wife and the 11 others rest in peace. OM Shanti! 🕉✌

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    A very sad day for India .. No. 1. Combined forces chief airforce navy army CDS ..passing away in such a manner .. Hardly an half hour flight Coimbatore Wellingtons..base .. If bad weather than easily could have gone by road as not difficult roads Coonoor etc ..not very mountainous etc ..not big distances .. If a no. 1 in India’s defence force being flown utmost care would ‘be been need of the hour .. Aircraft / helicopter / maintenance / quality should have been ensured ... As a citizen of India ....definitely saddened and all who have perished .. May their soul rest in peace ..

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Really a big loss..great son of mother India. The execution brain behind surgical strikes of pak and myanmar......really tough to find a replacement.....

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  • Rajesh kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Surgical strikes idea was given by modi.. Cloud technology.. Credit to modi.

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  • gm, mlur

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Witness of surgical strike is destroyed, end of the story.

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India.

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    gm, mlur; Some truth message in between the lines.

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  • Michael, Brahmavar

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    RIP

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Very sad to hear about the losses of our General and armed personnel. Lots of conspiracy theories abound, hence a timebound thorough enquiry should be done by the armed forces itself with all three wings being represented. A seperate judicial enquiry should be held once this timebound investigation by armed forces is completed.

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  • anthony, mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    The cause of the helicopter hitting a tree sound vague given that a highly trained pilot of the Air Force would have been deputed to ferry the CDS. The Nation needs to know the exact cause of the Crash.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Anthony- hill terrain and weather subjected to change. We do not know why copter lost altitude. He tried to land somewhere. ?

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    This could be sabotage as well. The govt should do a thorough investigation . While helicopters are accident prone .

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India.

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Dear Shetty, This might be sabotage, Next CDS chief will reveal the truth.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    CDC General Bipin Rawat was an outstanding officer, whose premature death, is a severe body blow for our nation... The enemy beyond and within our frontiers must be rejoicing at the tragedy... We pray for all our defense soldiers, especially for their families in this hour of grief.. The impending inquiry will reveal the reasons for this horrendous tragedy... May their souls rest in eternal peace !!!

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  • Bobato Charlie, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri. — don't speak ill of anyone especially the dead, but wwithout a doubt he was an adndhchaddi bhakt and they let him down!

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  • CHARLES SALDANHA, MALAD-MALWANI

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    THIS INCIDENT RAISES STRONG DOUBTS ABOUT THE EFFICIENCY ,SAFETY AND RELIABILITY OF AIR FORCE CHOPPERS. VERY SAD TO KNOW ABOUT THE DEATHS.

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Any aircraft no matter how recently purchased is prone to meet accidents. You can do anything in that. Rip to all those who died today.

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    I tell you this is just not acceptable ! To lose our Highest ranked Army official, highly decorated one too is what we can never come to terms with ! How can it happen? What can an enquiry unravel?? Losing our first CDS, when we required his services the most is one of the great tragedies to befall our country. God take care of all the brave souls, who took care of our safety thus far. 🙏🙏🙏

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Mamu, Anything is possible when Feku & Daku are in Power ...

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Do you know? A similar helicopter crash involving high ranking military officers had occurred in 1963 when Nehru was in power.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    In my Opinion never allow more than two high ranking officials in one vehicle or air craft. now we lost more than 14 high ranking offices in one go .

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Point to ponder...

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, india

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    pass this great idea to Indian President and PM to avoid such mishaps in the future..

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Please understand any good aircraft can face all the risks of technical snag, bad weather, fatal instruments failure etc. I believe pilot tried emergency landing somewhere. May their souls rest in peace 🙏

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  • Paul D Souza, Bondel/Sharjah

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    VERY SAD NEWS, MAY THEIR SOUL REST IN PEACE.

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  • Ruben pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    How good is our IAf maintenance? There has to be a through investigation and concerned department has to be take to task. At least justice will be done to these souls.

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  • NITIN SHETTY, bangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    RIP

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    What a way to crash a helicopter????……Did the helicopter hit the tree or tree hit the helicopter??????……Was a trained human pilot flying the helicopter or a robot?????…If the investigation is made a farcical display and attempts to swept under the carpet then we know who does this guilty act every time to cover thier sins?!?!?!?!?!?…..

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Why govt used this outdated technology helicopter whose technical secrets are known to whole world while flying high profile military personnel?????……Why so much of negligence and carelessness of defence ministry?????……Modi flies aircrafts with latest technology and maintained by his own known reliable staff. It’s indeed a sad day and uncertainty in our defence ministry. RIP to all our defence staff.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, india

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    this unfortunate incident needs to be thoroughly investigated, if the top officials of our defense forces are not safe than think about other normal rank soldiers.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Very very sad news.. ......

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Very sad news us. May the departed souls eest in peace. Condolences to all their near and dear ones. May god save and protect our rrst of the force personnel always.....🙏🙏🙏

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  • Observer, Mangaluru

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Act of sabotages cannot be denied to burry the secrets. Apart from him two others who possess are Ajit Doval and govt high command

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  • Jd, Mlr

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Sad day indeed. Families of all those people, may get consoled.

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Sad day for India. May the departed souls rest in peace and may God give strength and courage to the bereaved families to tide over from this predicament .Jai Hind.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Om Shanti 🙏

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  • Bobby, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    The aircraft was old, beyond expiry date. We are allowed to keep out vehicles for 15 years only, why aircrafts are used much after the expiry date? Many young pilots have lost their live because aircrafts were old.Government should allot more time and money for armed forces, who guard our country.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Bob, You hit nail at right place.... Our Air Force need major surgery....MIG 21 we use are 1960 model Russian Aircraft...it served its time...time to retire them gracefully....they are popularly known as 'Flying Coffins' world wide....and we send Abhinandan with MIG 21 to Fight F-16 of Pak Airforce for DOG FIGHT with obvious conclusion.... Same day when Abhinandan was shot down we shot down our own Military helicopter in panic in Kashmir .... I just want to say PLEASE try to fix our loopholes before next Air Combat.... RIP Rawat... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    You don't know anything about our airforce...we are one of the best....There is stringent protocol for every flight after we lost 5 important army men in 1965.... Airforce looks after its machines with utmost care..,They will assertain the actual reasons.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Sanjay, Why do these Aircraft's Crash ...

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  • Rajesh kumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    You know everything?

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Did i say that? I don't blame our forces outright

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Sanjay, Who certifies these Aircraft's if thy are Flight Worthy ...

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  • Bobato Charlie, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Sanjay, Hebri — if all the stingent protocols were in vain causing the crash — it reeks of foul play. The Gen must have had some dirt on Modi/Shah!

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Airforce has ordered a court of enquiry....the truth will be out, or they will certainly know if something wrong was delebratly done. They are the real experts....

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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    You are thinking of the worst of humans. Does it occur to you there was pilot error and nothing more; he hit a tree close to landing - not in mid air, where you could blame engine trouble or fire, and then you and Jossy can blame those who certify the airworthiness. May our noble souls rest in peace!

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Mohan Prabhu, Jan 2, 2020, nearly a year back Taiwan's Army chief also died in similar crash, now within a year our CDS, both states are number 1 enemies for China....You may arrive at your own conclusions.....

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  • Bobby, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    I have 2 close relatives in the Air force, 2 in the army, 1 in the Navy so I know something about our armed forces, Sanjay Hebri what about you.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Relatives!....Each and every army men are my relatives...that too close relatives....better don't judge them so fast....

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    It was inducted in feb 2012.....so its not at all old.

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  • Bobby, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    According to airforce- technology website, the order was placed in Dec 2008 for this make and model of helicopter, which means it was manufactured before this date, so it is more than 13 years old- of course it was the latest at that time but not in 2021/22.( The date of induction is not important as far as age is concerned) , at that time Manmohan Singh ( Congress) was PM, things have not changed much after that, otherwise we would have a better helicopter without technical snags. We have the best jawans in the Army, Navy and Air force. It is the duty of the government to provide them the best equipment, which is not happening. We can sleep peacefully at night, because of our armed forces. Politicians roll in (ill-gotten) wealth do nothing and all others suffer.

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  • Bobato Charlie, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Sanjay, Hebri, since you claim to know everyone and everything in our armed forces, you will be appointed next CDS and given a helicopter ride!

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  • Nice, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    It may not be old NDTV says that the Mi-17V-5 is the latest twin-engine iteration of the Russian-made Mi-17 transport helicopter

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  • peacelover, india

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Where is the money?????? Bought 8000 crore aircraft for no. 1 &2, and another 20,000 crores for central visa, another 6.6 lac crores waived NPA of corporates! These corporates doesn't have money to repay the loans, but they have money to buy PSUs.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Airforce is operating 200 of these aircrafts....You want to bring politics in everything...

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  • gm, mlur

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    You mean to say it' s the plot of china? How they come to our Military base?

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