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CDS Bipin Rawat among 13 dead in chopper crash in Tamil Nadu

Rawat and his entourage had flown in the morning in an Embraer Legacy jet from Delhi to Sulur Air Force Base, near Coimbatore

Bipin Rawat | chopper | Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

Ajai Shukla  |  New Delhi 

Bipin Rawat
General Bipin Rawat took over as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff in 2019 | Photo: PTI file

The country’s most senior serving soldier, General Bipin Rawat, was killed in a helicopter crash in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, when he was flying to give a lecture at the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in Wellington.



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First Published: Thu, December 09 2021. 01:30 IST