Helicopter crashes with India’s top military general on board – .

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Helicopter crashes with India’s top military general on board – .


The Indian Air Force, in a brief statement, confirmed that General Rawat was on board the flight when it crashed near Coonoor, a hill station in Tamil Nadu, around noon local time, and said that ‘an investigation would be carried out to determine what caused the crash.

General Rawat, 63, a former army chief, was elevated to the newly created post of Chief of the Defense Staff in January 2019. His career has included leadership roles in the turbulent northeastern part of the country. countries, as well as United Nations peacekeeping missions abroad.

As the coordinator of the various wings of the Indian army and the principal uniformed adviser to the government, General Rawat was tasked with overhauling and streamlining an Indian army that has struggled to modernize. Recent clashes with Pakistan and China have once again raised concerns over the state of India’s military equipment in the face of a dual threat at its borders.

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