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CDS chopper crash: PM Modi to chair crucial security meet today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a crucial ‘Cabinet Committee on Security’ meeting on Wednesday evening after an Indian Air Force helicopter carrying Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and 13 others crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.

As per ANI, 13 out of the 14 people on board the Mi-17VH chopper have passed away.

The last CCS meeting was held in August in the backdrop of the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover of the country.

The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.


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