The death toll in the horrific CDS Bipin Rawat helicopter crash has climbed to 13. 

CDS General Bipin Rawat was among the 14 people who were on-board the IAF helicopter that crashed between Coimbatore and Sulur in Tamil Nadu.   

Identities of the bodies recovered are being ascertained through DNA testing. 

Meanwhile, the government will brief the Parliament on the tragic helicopter crash of chief of defence staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat on Thursday.  

The government will issue statement on the helicopter crash in both the Houses of the Parliament on Thursday. 

Also read: Bipin Rawat helicopter crash: Government to brief Parliament tomorrow

Meanwhile, defence minister Rajnath Singh has met the family members of CDS General Bipin Rawat in New Delhi. 

Those onboard included CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, Brigadier LS Lidder, Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh, Naik Gursewak Singh, Naik Jitendra Kr, Lieutenant Naik Vivek Kumar, Lieutenant Naik B Sai Teja and Havildar Satpal.  

Defence minister Rajnath Singh is monitoring the situation following crash of IAF chopper carrying CDS Bipin Rawat and others.  

Also read: Helicopter crash: Chopper with Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, wife on board crashes in Tamil Nadu

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