Helicopter crash kills India's top military official, 12 others
Bipin Rawat was traveling with his wife, staff, and security detail at the time of the crash
India's top military official, Bipin Rawat, died Wednesday in a helicopter crash in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
The 63-year-old defense chief was traveling with his wife, staff and security commandos at the time of the crash in the Russian-made helicopter.
Of the 14 passengers aboard, 13 died and one is being treated at a nearby military hospital.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that Rawat's "insights and perspectives on strategic matters were exceptional. His passing away has saddened me deeply."
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