Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his sadness over Singh’s death, and offered condolences to his family and friends.
“Group Captain Varun Singh served the nation with pride
, valour and utmost professionalism
,” 모디 썼다
트위터에서. “I am extremely anguished by his passing away
. His rich service to the nation will never be forgotten.
India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh — no relation to Varun Singh — said he was “pained beyond words” at the news.
“He was a true fighter who fought till his last breath,” Rajnath Singh wrote on Twitter.
The IAF helicopter that crashed was a Soviet-designed Mi-17V-5. The cause of the crash is not yet known and the IAF has ordered an inquiry into the incident, which they said would be “completed expeditiously.”
지난주, 인도 paid tribute to Rawat and the others who were killed
Rawat’s remains were cremated on Friday in the capital, 뉴 델리, with full military honors, according to the Indian Army. The last rites for all the other deceased military personnel were also given appropriate military honors.