Guwahati: General Bipin Rawat’s and his wife’s mortal remains are likely to arrive in Delhi on a military plane by Thursday evening.
According to the sources, the final rites will be performed in Delhi Cantonment on Friday. From 11 am to 2 p.m., the bodies would be kept at their home for people to pay their last respects. The funeral procession will begin from Kamraj Marg and end at the cremation in Brar Square.
Rajnath Singh, the defence minister, will address both Houses of Parliament about the military chopper crash near Coonoor, which killed 13 people, including the chief of the defence staff, General Bipin Rawat.
Rawat was on his way to a seminar at the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington. The chopper crashed minutes before reaching its location in Wellington.
General Rawat, India’s first chief of defence staff, received a flood of tributes.
Meanwhile, the Uttarakhand government has declared a three-day state of mourning beginning December 9 in honour of Bipin Rawat’s unexpected death.
Following the chopper crash, the Cabinet Committee on Security met on Wednesday. The CCS members were briefed on the terrible incident by national security adviser Ajit Doval, principal secretary to Prime Minister PK Misra, and cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba.
Whereas, the congress president Sonia Gandhi has requested her supporters not to celebrate her birthday on Thursday.
The United States, Russia, China and Pakistan have expressed their condolence over the demise of Gen Rawat.