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Coonoor chopper crash: Karnataka CM expresses grief over demise of Group Captain Varun Singh

Group Captain Varun Singh was the lone survivor of the helicopter crash in Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on December 8, 2021.

Group Captain Varun Singh was the lone survivor of the helicopter crash in Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on December 8, 2021.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai expressed grief at the demise of Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor from the helicopter crash in Coonoor in Tamil Nadu in which 13 persons, including Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat, lost their lives.

The Chief Minister tweeted: "Ëxtremely saddened by the passing away of Group Captain Varun Singh. The nation has lost a brave soldier. I extend my deep condolences to his family. Om Shanti."

Group Captain Varun Singh was undergoing treatment at the Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru. He succumbed to his injuries on December 15 morning.

“IAF is deeply saddened to inform the passing away of braveheart Group Captain Varun Singh, who succumbed this morning to the injuries sustained in the helicopter accident on 08 Dec 21. IAF offers sincere condolences and stands firmly with the bereaved family,” the Indian Air Force tweeted.

Minutes later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled his death. “Group Captain Varun Singh served the nation with pride, valour and utmost professionalism. I am extremely anguished by his passing away. His rich service to the nation will never be forgotten. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti,” he tweeted.


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