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Rajnath Singh, NSA Ajit Doval, others pay tribute to late CDS Brigadier Lidder

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter that was carrying CDS Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and others including Brig L S Lidder had crashed on Wednesday, December 8 in Coonoor in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiris district.

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The mortal remains of Brig LS Lidder were brought to Brar Square, Delhi Cantt today.

Senior army officials including ministers were present at the venue to pay their tributes to the martyr.

The Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh reached Brar Square to pay his tribute to Brig LS Lidder at Brar Square along with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to pay their respects.

Along with him, three service chiefs – Army Chief Gen MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar & IAF chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari also paid their tribute to Brig LS Lidder at Brar Square.

NSA Ajit Doval was also present at the spot to pay his tribute.

The mortal remains of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat were brought to Delhi’s Palam Airport last evening, December 9. The three army chiefs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and NSA Ajit Doval paid their tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 other martyrs in Palam Technical Area.

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The funeral procession of CDS General Bipin Rawat who passed away in a chopper crash on Wednesday will take place today on K Kamaraj Road in Delhi with heavy restrictions.

As per a Delhi Police official, K Kamraj Road will be closed for public transport after the mortal remains of the deceased reach CDS General Rawat’s residence. All public transport will be diverted. This change in route will affect buses the most as there is a bus stop situated near CDS General Rawat`s residence.

However, the road will be open for private vehicles, but this is also subject to information of VIP movement received by the police.

The crash took place in Coonoor in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiris district on Wednesday, December 8. CDS Bipin Rawat, his wife and other staff members were in the Mi-series chopper that crashed between Coimbatore and Sulur in Tamil Nadu.

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