Chennai, Feb 19 (BPNS)
The official visit of the President of India, Droupadi Murmu to the Defense Staff College, Wellington was canceled due to inclement weather. The president was supposed to reach Coonoor and lay a wreath at the War Memorial in Wellington on Sunday morning but was canceled due to uncertain weather conditions.
She was also to deliver a talk at the defense staff college, Wellington after laying the wreath at the war memorial. However heavy fog and mist descended in the hilly areas of Coonoor leading to the cancellation of her programme.
A heavy police contingent was put in service for the security of the President of India at Coonoor.
It may be noted that a helicopter accident on December 8, 2021, has taken the life of the Chief of Defense Staff, General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 other armed forces personnel while they were on their way from Sulur Airbase to Defense Staff College, Wellington.
The accident involving the former CSD, according to Indian Air Force had occurred due to low visibility caused by foggy conditions.