Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, MoS Defence Ajay Bhatt and the chiefs of the armed forces on Sunday paid their final respects to Lt Colonel Harjinder Singh, who was among the many 13 individuals killed in a helicopter crash in Coonoor in Tamil Nadu final week.
Mr Singh laid a wreath on the physique of Lt Col Singh on the Brar Sq. in Delhi Cantonment earlier than his cremation.
Military chief Common M M Naravane, Air chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar, and different navy officers paid tributes to Lt Col Singh, who’s survived by his spouse Maj Agnes P Manezes (retd.) and daughter Preet Kaur.
India’s first Chief of Defence Employees (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat, his spouse Madhulika Rawat, Lt Colonel Harjinder Singh and 10 others, all from the armed forces, have been killed within the helicopter crash in Coonoor on December 8.
Lt Col Singh, who served as Employees Officer to the CDS, belonged to 11 Gorkha Rifles, the identical regiment as Rawat.
He had served in varied operations together with his battalion together with deployment on the Siachen Glacier and a tenure within the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission.
Two days in the past, Gen Rawat and his spouse got a send-off with full navy honours on the Brar Sq. crematorium.
The lone survivor of the crash was Group Captain Varun Singh, who’s present process therapy in Bengaluru.
Others who have been killed within the crash have been Wing Commander P S Chauhan, Squadron Chief Ok Singh, Naik Gursewak Singh, Naik Jitender Kumar, Lance Naik Vivek, Lance Naik B S Teja, Havaldar Satpal, JWO Das and JWO Pradeep.
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