The country's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat laid to final rest with full military honours in Delhi today.
As per protocol, General Rawat was accorded a 17-gun salute at his funeral where 800 service personnel were in attendance.
Their daughters Kritika and Tarini performed their last rites.
The mortal remains of CDS General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat were brought to Brar Square crematorium, Delhi Cantonment.
In a sombre ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led last respects to the soldiers killed in the IAF’s Mi-17 helicopter crash.
General Rawat, along with his wife and 11 armed forces personnel, died in an Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, NSA Ajit Doval and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi were among the many leaders who paid their last respects to Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat at their residence in New Delhi on Friday.
Locals in Tamil Nadu chanted Bharat Mata ki Jai as the ambulances carrying the mortal remains of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 other armed forces personnel passed by on Thursday.
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