At least 13 killed after chopper carrying India’s defence chief crashes -source


Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat arrives for the Beating the Retreat ceremony in New Delhi, India, January 29, 2019. Picture taken January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain/Files

NEW DELHI, Dec 8 (Reuters) – At least 13 out of the 14 people on board a helicopter carrying Indian defence chief General Bipin Rawat that crashed in southern India on Wednesday have been killed, a government source said.

The status of the four star general, serving as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, remains unclear, the source said.

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Reporting by Devjyot Ghoshal;
Editing by Euan Rocha

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