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Gen. Bipin Rawat (1958-2021)

Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, and 11 others were killed in an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu on December 8, 2021.   | Photo Credit: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

The copter carrying Gen. Rawat and his entourage crashed in apparently foggy conditions, killing the 13 people on board, the IAF and other officials said. One person survived the crash and is being treated at a hospital.

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