CDS chopper crash: Group Captain Varun Singh’s health continues to be critical but stable

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New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) officials said Group Captain Varun Singh, who was the lone survivor of the December 8 helicopter crash, is in critical but stable condition.

Earlier on Thursday, he was shifted from Military Hospital in Wellington to Air Force Command Hospital in Bengaluru for further treatment. The Group Captain was recently awarded the Shaurya Chakra for an act of exceptional gallantry by President Ram Nath Kovind.

13 of the 14 people on board the Mi-17V5 helicopter, including India’s first Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), his wife Madhulika Rawat, were killed after the crash on December 8.

Chief of Defense Staff General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, his defense advisor Brigadier Lakhbinder Singh Lidder, Staff Officer Lt Col Harjinder Singh and nine other Armed Forces personnel including Air Force helicopter crew were among those killed in the accident.

On Friday, the bodies of General Rawat, his wife and their defense assistant Brigadier LS Lidar were cremated with full military honors at the Berar Square crematorium in the national capital. (ANI)

First published:December 11, 2021, 6:35 pm

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