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CCS briefed about helicopter crash
The Prime Minister-led Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) was briefed on Wednesday about a military helicopter crash that led to the death of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and other defence personnel near Coonoor
The meeting was attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
NSA Ajit Doval, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister PK Misra and Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba also attended the meeting. The sources said the top cabinet brass expressed condolences on the death of General Rawat.
Separately, Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane briefed the Defence Minister about the crash and related issues.
The Defence Minister also visited General Rawat’s residence and spoke to his daughter.