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IAF chopper crash: 13 including Bipin Rawat, his wife confirmed dead

A screengrab of the video taken near the spot in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

New Delhi: 13 of the 14 personnel involved in the military chopper crash in Tamil Nadu have been confirmed dead including Indian defence chief Bipin Rawat and his wife on Wednesday, Indian Air Force confirmed

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat’s wife Madhulika Rawat, his DA Brigadier LS Lidder, his SO Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh were among the 14 people on board the military chopper that crashed on Wednesday afternoon near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh is monitoring the situation on the crash, reports said, adding, he has briefed Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi about the crash and the Indian Air Force chief has been asked to reach the site.

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