New Delhi: The investigation team can submit its tri-service investigation report to the central government today in the helicopter crash case that took place in Tamil Nadu on December 8. In this accident, India's first Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 12 other soldiers were martyred. After which the Air Force had issued orders to investigate the incident. The investigation team is headed by Air Marshal Manvendra Singh and includes two Brigadier rank officers from the Army and Navy.
Sources related to the government have told the media that, 'The investigation report is likely to be submitted to the government by December 31. The officials have prepared a detailed report after conducting an investigation at the ground level and a thorough study of the data received from the black box has been done.' Sources have said that preliminary investigation of the case shows that the accident happened suddenly. The assistance of original equipment manufacturers was also taken for investigation. The Indian Air Force has also said that the report is yet to be submitted.
CDS Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 12 other army officers were present in the Mi-17V5 helicopter, which crashed. All these people were going to the Defense Services Staff College in Wellington, minutes before reaching here, the helicopter crashed. This incident shook the entire country. Questions were being raised on the quality of army helicopters. Along with this, the possibility of a conspiracy was also being expressed regarding the accident.