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 Shaurya Chakra awardee was traveling with General Rawat, the country’s first and incumbent chief of defence staff (CDS), as the latter’s liaison officer for a visit to the Wellington-based Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), where the CDS was to deliver a lecture. After the helicopter crash, he was brought to the Military Hospital in Wellington but was later shifted to Bengaluru’s Air Force Command Hospital. Group Captain Singh’s father, Colonel (retired) KP Singh earlier described his son as a ‘fighter’.