India's top general Bipin Rawat dies in helicopter crash – BBC News

India’s top military commander Gen Bipin Rawat has been killed in a helicopter crash, the country’s Air Force says.

His wife and 11 others also died after the Mi-17V5 helicopter came down in hills near Coonoor city on Wednesday morning.

One survivor is being treated for his injuries in hospital.

Gen Rawat, 63, was appointed India’s first-ever Chief of Defence Staff in January 2019.

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