Four bodies have been recovered so far while three injured have been rushed to the hospital including Bipin Rawat in a critical condition.
However, his wife Madhulika Rawat is still missing.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari in a tweet said, "Shocked to hear about the tragic crash of helicopter with CoDS Shri Bipin Rawat ji on board. I pray for everyone's safety, wellbeing."
Reportedly, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will brief Parliament over the crash of an Army chopper in Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.