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.

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.

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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