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COONOOR GHAT          

9th December, 2021 Geography

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  • Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat perished when an Indian Air Force (IAF) Mi-17V5 helicopter carrying them crashed into a heavily wooded area of the Coonoor ghat in the Nilgiris in western Tamil Nadu.



  • Coonoor Ghat is also known as the Kallar Ghat.
  • The Coonoor ghat rises steeply from Mettupalayam and the Coonoor river flows through the deep gorge with sheer cliff faces on both sides.


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