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India's military chief and wife among 13 killed in helicopter crash

Rawat served as chief of defense staff, overseeing all 3 branches of the military

India's Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat was in a helicopter that has crashed in southern Tamil Nadu state.   © AP

NEW DELHI -- India's top military officer Gen. Bipin Rawat and his wife were among 13 people who died Wednesday when an air force helicopter carrying 14 people crashed in the country's southern Tamil Nadu state.

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