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The Indian Air Force confirmed that the country’s military chief of defense staff, Bipin Rawat, was aboard a helicopter that crashed in the south of the country.

The Indian Air Force said Wednesday that a military helicopter carrying defense chief General Bipin Rawat crashed in the south of the country. 

According to rescue services cited by the French AFP news agency, at least three people were killed in the crash.

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The 63-year-old chief of defense staff was traveling in a Russian-made Mi-17V5 chopper that “met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu,” the Indian Air Force said on Twitter. 

“An Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident,” it added. 

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