17-gun salute as nation bids farewell to Gen Rawat

The nation bid goodbye to CDS General Bipin Rawat who, along with his wife and 11 armed forces personnel, died in an Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on December 8

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Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was accorded a 17-gun salute at his funeral in New Delhi on December 10. The nation on Friday bid goodbye to Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat who, along with his wife and 11 armed forces personnel, died in an Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on December 8.

The mortal remains of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife were brought to the Brar Square in Delhi cantonment. As per protocol, General Rawat was accorded a 17-gun salute at his funeral where 800 service personnel were in attendance.


Several political leaders such as Home Minister Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami, and DMK leaders A Raja and Kanimozhi, among others, on Friday paid tributes to the CDS and his wife Madhulika Rawat.

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