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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

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.

"With deep regret, it has now been ascertained that Gen. Bipin Rawat, Mrs. Madhulika Rawat and 11 other persons on board have died in the unfortunate accident," the Indian Air Force tweeted.

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