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Mortal remains of CDS Rawat will reach Delhi today; Rajnath to brief Parliament

The mortal remains of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat and his wife, Madhulika Rawat are expected to arrive in Delhi on a military plane by Thursday evening.

The cremation will take place on Friday in Delhi Cantonment, officials said. This would be followed by a funeral procession which will start from his residence at Kamraj Marg to Brar Square crematorium in Delhi Cantonment.

General Rawat, his wife Madhulika and 11 other ( Brig LS Lidder, Lt Col H Singh, Wg Cdr PS Chauhan, Sqn Ldr K Singh, JWO Das, JWO Pradeep A, Hav Satpal, Nk Gursewak Singh, Nk Jitender, L/Nk Vivek, L/Nk S Teja) armed forces personnel died on Wednesday after the military helicopter they were travelling crashed.

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The lone survivor, Group Captain Varun Singh, is currently under treatment at a military hospital in Wellington, it said.

The IAF said a Court of Inquiry has been ordered into the accident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and several chief ministers were among leaders across the political spectrum who condoled the death of Gen. Rawat and hailed him as an outstanding soldier.

Meanwhile, Defence minister Rajnath Singh will brief both the Houses of Parliament on the military chopper crash near Coonoor.

(With inputs from agencies)

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