Army officer dies in Rajasthan during firepower training

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An army major was killed in an “accident” during a training exercise in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district, an official said on Wednesday.

The incident took place around 7 p.m. on Tuesday when a training exercise was going on in Pokhran in the district, over 400 km from here.

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Defence ministry spokesman Lt. Col. Manish Ojha said,”Major Dhruv Yadav died during a training exercise due to an accident near Pokhran yesterday (Tuesday).”

A post-mortem is being conducted to find out the cause of death. He said an inquiry has been ordered.

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Major Yadav, formerly an Instructor at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun is survived by his wife who is 8 months pregnant.

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