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IAF helicopter crash: Tri-Service probe ordered

9/12/2021 at 5:51 PM

New Delhi, Dec 9: Union Defence Ministry has ordered a Tri-Service probe into the IAF helicopter crash which claimed 13 lives including the Chief of Defence Staff(CDS), General Bipin Rawat  on Thursday,

Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh said it to the Parliament after a Silent Motion was carried in the House in the afternoon.

Singh said, Indian Air Force has initiated a tri-service inquiry into the military chopper crash. The investigation will be led by Air Marshal Manavendra Singh.

The inquiry team had reached Wellington yesterday itself and started the investigation, Singh added.

Notably, the war-class and technically sound helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed on Wednesday at Wellington in Tamil Nadu with the CDS, his wife and 11 other military personnel on board after a few hours to the take-off.

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