India’s first Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat has died in a horrific helicopter accident in Tamil Nadu. Apart from General Rawat, 12 other people have also died in this accident. It also includes the wife of General Rawat. Many experts and social media users are comparing this very sad incident with the accident of Taiwan’s anti-China army chief. Let us know what happened in the accident in Taiwan …
In January 2020, Taiwan’s army chief was killed in a helicopter crash when the whole country was about to vote for a new president. Chief of General Staff Shen Yi Ming and 7 other senior officers were killed in this horrific accident. Shen Yi Ming’s Black Hawk helicopter fell in a mountainous area near Taipei. Like General Rawat (63), Taiwanese Army Chief Ming (62) was quite experienced.
Black Hawk One of America’s Most Modern Helicopters
General Ming was going on a normal flight to Yilan County in the northeast of the country when the accident happened on the way. In this accident 5 people were saved, while 8 people died. After this accident, elections were held in Taiwan and China’s arch rival President Tsai Ing Wen got victory. General Ming was aboard the Black Hawk helicopter, which is considered one of America’s most modern and safest helicopters.
According to reports, this helicopter of General Ming disappeared from the radar only 15 minutes after taking off. Members of the rescue team had said that it had been raining on the mountains for the past several days and the weather was bad in the area. India’s defense expert Brahma Chelani compared General Rawat’s helicopter crash to that of Taiwan’s army chief. Chelani said that at a time when 20-month-long border tensions with China have led to a war-like situation on the Himalayan front, a helicopter crash involving India’s Chief of Defense Staff General Rawat, his wife and 11 other army personnel. I couldn’t have had a worse time for a tragic death.
‘In every crash the key figure of the defense against China’s aggression dies’
Chelani wrote, ‘The death of General Rawat is similar to a helicopter crash in early 2020, in which the Chief of General Staff General of Taiwan was killed. This included Shen Yi-ming and seven others, including two major generals. A key figure in the defense against Chinese aggression dies in every helicopter crash. He said this strange resemblance does not mean that there was any link or any outside hand in the two chopper crashes. In any case, each accident has raised important internal questions, especially regarding the maintenance of military helicopters carrying top generals. At present, the cause of General Rawat’s plane crash is not known and it is a matter of investigation.