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Indian military official, wife among 13 killed in helicopter crash

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NEW DELHI, Dec 8: Indian Air Force (IAF) announced, Wednesday, that Indian Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife were among 13 killed in a military chopper crash in south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The Indian Air Force said in its official Twitter account: “With deep regret, it has now been ascertained that Gen Bipin Rawat, Madhulika Rawat and 11 other persons on board have died in the unfortunate accident.” “Chief of Defense Staff was on a visit to Defense Services Staff College,

Wellington (Nilgiri Hills) to address the faculty and student officers of the Staff Course today,” it added. Group Captain Varun Singh, the only survivor is being treated for his injuries at the Military Hospital in Wellington, the IAF said. Earlier the IAF had confirmed death of five people in the IAF Mi-17V5 crash. Indian Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat and several others including his wife, his Defense Assistant, security commandos and Indian Air Force personnel were on board the helicopter when it crashed. The helicopter was flying from Delhi to Sulur in Tamil Nadu(KUNA)

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