Updates: The army has said civilians can pay their respects to Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat at his 3, Kamraj Marg residence between 10 am and 12.30 pm today.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat who was killed along with his wife and 11 armed forces personnel in a helicopter crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday will be cremated with full military honours in Delhi today.
From 11 am, the bodies of Gen Rawat and his wife will be kept at their Delhi home for family, friends, and the public to pay their final respects. The funeral procession will begin at 2 pm. The funeral itself has been scheduled for 4 pm at the Brar Square Crematorium while Brigadier Lidder’s funeral has been scheduled there at 9 am.
The army has said civilians can pay their respects to General Rawat at his 3, Kamraj Marg residence between 10 am and 12.30 pm today, news agency ANI reported. Those in the forces can pay their tribute to the General between 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday night led tributes to those who were killed in the chopper crash.
The Mi-17V5 Air Force chopper – described as “the workhorse of the Air Force” and widely seen as a stable aircraft, carrying Gen Rawat crashed after it took off from Sulur