Para (SF): Who was Naik Jitender Kumar, Age, Wife, Photos, and more!: India’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 other defence personnel died after a military helicopter carrying them crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, General Rawat was on his way to the Defence Sevices Staff College in Wellington to address the faculty and student officers of the Staff Curse. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com
Who was Naik Jitender Kumar?
The chopper crashed in the Nilgris district, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the leaders who paid tributes to Gen Rawat, he was the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff, apart from his wife, CDS Rawat accompanied by his DA Brigadier LS Lidder and SO Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh.
Other defence personnel who were on the helicopter were, Indian Air Force’s Mi 17 V5 helicopter were Wg Cdr PS Chauhan, Sqn Ldr K Singh, JWO Das, JWO Pradeep A, Hav Satpal, Nk Gursewak Singh, Nk Jitender, L/Nk Vivek and L/Nk S Teja. Group Captain Varun Singh, SC, Directing Staff at DSSC, the sole survivor of the crash, is undergoing treatment at Military Hospital in Wellington.
Naik Jitendra Kumar of 3 PARA SF, has lost his life today in the helicopter crash, both were also PSO to Gen Bipin Rawat.
Lance Naik B Sai Teja, who was part of the elite Para SF, he has also died in the chopper crash, he was belonging to Chittor District in Andhra Pradesh, he was PSO to Chief of Defence Staff, Bipin Rawat.
Naik Gursewak Singh, 9 Para Special Forces, perished with CDS as his PSO till his last breath.
Four Indian Air Force personnel who lost their lives in the chopper crash include Wg Cdr PS Chauhan, Sqn Leader K Singh, JWO Rana Pratap Das, JWO Pradeep A. Total 13 died in the crash including CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 7 Army personnel. It has been stated that the chopper crashed just minutes before reaching its destination in Tamil Nadu’s Wellington.
Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Cabinet Committee on Security meeting in the evening, in the tributes, the President stated that the nation has lost one of its bravest sons, The Indian Air Force and Indian Navy also recalled the contributions of Gen Rawat, who had served as Army chief from December 31, 2016, to December 31, 2019. He was commissioned into the Indian Army in December 1978. He took charge as Chief of Defence Staff in January 2020.
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