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Union Minister for Women, Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, during the annual convocation of Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), on the outskirts of Chennai.

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin during the party's general council meeting, in Chennai. Party leaders Durai Murugan and T R Baalu are also seen.

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Railway police personnel check the bags of passengers at a railway station as part of precautionary measures for the Ayodhya case verdict, in Chennai. The apex court cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.

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Special Action Group (SAG) personnel stand guard near a mosque as a precautionary measure after Supreme Court's historic verdict on the Ayodhya land case, in Chennai.

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RAF personnel beefed up at a market as a precautionary measure after Supreme Court's historic judgement on the Ayodhya land dispute, in Coimbatore. The apex court cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.

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A policeman with a sniffer dog guards checks the bags of passengers at a railway station as part of precautionary measures for the Ayodhya case verdict, in Coimbatore.

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Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan with superstar Rajinikanth unveiles a bust of late film director K Balachander at his production house, in Chennai.

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Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs V Muraleedharan after being elected as the President of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, in Chennai.

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Workers sort onions at Koyambedu wholesale vegetable market, in Chennai.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami along with Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and newly elected MLAs pay homage to their party supremo late J Jayalalitha for party's victory in the bye-elections, at her memorial, in Chennai.

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Children play as froth piles up at Marina Beach in Chennai. In the next 24 hours, heavy rains are likely in most districts of Tamil Nadu, including those along the western ghats owing to intensification of cyclonic storm 'Maha'.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with BJP workers participate in the 'Gandhi Sankalpa Yatra', in Chennai.

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Sea waves break against the 133-ft tall Thiruvalluvar statue in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu.

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R Praggnanandhaa, who recently won the World Youth Chess Championship, dedicates his medal to Sujith Wilson, the boy who lost his life after being stuck in a borewell in Tiruchirapalli district, during a function in Chennai.

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Women walk through a flooded path of a temple following heavy rain in Mahabalipuram of Chengalpattu district.

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Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports (Independent Charge) Kiren Rijiju at Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research in Chennai.

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Government doctors stage a strike to press for a charter of demands including time bound promotions, at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai.

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Family members and relatives mourn near the mortal remains of 3-year-old Sujith Wilson, who lost his life after he fell into a borewell, before his funeral in Tiruchirappalli.

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Flowers laid on the mortal remains of 3-year-old Sujith Wilson, who lost his life after he fell into a borewell, during his funeral at Pudur, Tiruchirappalli.

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Rescue operation underway to retrieve a boy Sujith who fell into an open borewell on Friday, in Tiruchirapalli.

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Operation still underway to rescue the 2-year-old Sujith Wilson who fell into a 25-feet deep borewell in Nadukattupatti, Tiruchirappalli district Yesterday, the boy fell further down the borewell, currently stuck at 100 feet

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A doctor checks a patient suffering from dengue fever at a special emergency ward, set up following the outbreak of the disease, at Children Health Hospital in Chennai.

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Children from across India participate in a national level painting competition on the theme of 'Under water', in Chennai.

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A security personnel keeps a watch on the crowded area of Ranganathan Street ahead of Diwali festival, in Chennai.

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Tamil farmers during a protest demanding loan waiver and compensation for crop failure, in Chennai.

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A shop-keeper arranges fire-crackers at his shop ahead of the festival of Diwali at Island Grounds in Chennai.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami (R), Deputy CM O Panneerselvam and other senior party leaders pay tribute to AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa during the 48th AIADMK founding day celebrations, in Chennai.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a cultural function, in Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram.

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Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale during a press conference after a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mamallapuram

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Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale addresses a press conference after a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove in Kovalam near Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove in Kovalam near Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove in Kovalam near Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi lights a lamp as Chinese President Xi Jinping looks on, at Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove in Kovalam near Mamallapuram.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchange gifts, at Mamallapuram.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifts a hand-woven silk portrait to Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove in Kovalam near Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove in Kovalam near Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove in Kovalam near Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping at the delegation level talks, in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu.

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Artists perform as they welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping during the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove, Kovalam near Mamallapuram

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Police personnel deployed during the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove, Kovalam near Mamallapuram

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Cavalcade of Chinese President Xi Jinping on its way to Fisherman Cove, Kovalam near Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi plogging along the scenic coast of Mamallapuram.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a morning walk along the scenic coast of Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a morning walk along the scenic coast of Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove in Kovalam near Mamallapuram

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove in Kovalam near Mamallapuram

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In this photo provided by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi's twitter handle, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes morning walk at a beach in Mamallapuram, in southern India.

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In this photo provided by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi's twitter handle, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes morning walk at a beach in Mamallapuram, in southern India.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram. Modi and Xi are scheduled to hold informal summit talks this evening and on Saturday.

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Police detains Tibetan activists protest outside the hotel where Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to stay during his two-day informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Chennai.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the airport in Chennai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jinping will sit down in the 7th century Shore Temple complex overlooking the Bay of Bengal in an attempt to reconfigure ties strained by tough talk on the Kashmir issue by both sides.

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Badminton player PV Sindhu meets actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan at Makkal Needhi Maiam party office, in Chennai.

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Convoy rehearsal of Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Mamallapuram heritage site, as part of the preparations for a day before the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram.

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Policemen guard around Shore Temple in Mamallapuram, in southern India ahead of visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Policemen guard near a newly erected welcome gate in Mamallapuram, in southern India ahead of visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Workers leave after cleaning the premises of a temple in Mamallapuram, in southern India ahead of visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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People hold a banner welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping outside the airport in Chennai.

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Women hold portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as they wait to welcome Xi outside the airport in Chennai.

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Police personnel stand in the shade of banana trees at the entrance at the entrance to Mamallapuram, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold their first meeting and dinner in southern India.

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Last minute preparations underway at the Mamallapuram heritage site ahead of the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam as Chief Minister K Palaniswami looks on, on his arrival in Chennai. Modi has arrived in Chennai ahead of his informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mamallapuram.

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World Badminton Champion PV Sindhu during an event at a private school, in Chennai.

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School students create a formation of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name in Mandarin, ahead of his visit, in Chennai. Jinping is visiting India to hold the second informal meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mamallapuram.

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School students wear masks of Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of his visit, in Chennai. Jinping is visiting India to hold the second informal meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mamallapuram.

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School children pose with their faces painted in the colors of the national flags of India and China during an event organized to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping on the eve of his visit in Chennai.

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An illuminated view of Shore Temple ahead of the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the seaside temple town of Mamallapuram.

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A Coast guard ship halts in the sea as security personnel patrol the beach near the world-famous Mamallapuram heritage site, ahead of the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the seaside temple town of Mamallapuram.

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Workers cleaning up the world heritage site monuments ahead of the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping next week.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan launches the 'Unstain', a campaign to distribute sanitary napkin to school girls, in Chennai.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami along with his deputy O Panneerselvam and other officials inspect the Mamallapuram heritage site, as part of the preparations for the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, to be held from October 11 to 13, in Mamallapuram.

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School students wear helmets, and form a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, to promote road safety awareness ahead of Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, in Chennai.

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Children look at a chair used by Mahatma Gandhi in 1933 to address a gathering in Andhra Pradesh, ahead of the 150th birth anniversary Mahatma Gandhi, at Gandhi Nivas in Chennai. The chair was gifted by the family of Gokavarapu Rajarao to Gandhi Nivas, a wing of the Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the attendants at the Singapore-India hackathon, at IIT Madras in Chennai.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents a degree to a student during the 56th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents a degree to a student during the 56th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami (R) during the 56th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a memento depicting Mahatma Gandhi by IIT Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthy (L) during the 56th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai.

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Students of various educational institutions and volunteers paint a picture of Mahatma Gandhi on the walls of an airport as part of World Tourism Day organised by Chennai airport, in Chennai.

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DMK President M K Stalin visits the Keeladi excavation site, in Sivagangai district.

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Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in southern India create a sand mandala in the atrium of the Colket Center at Roanoke College in Salem. The monks are on campus as part of their Mystical Arts of Tibet tour and have been hosted for a weeklong residency program through Roanoke College. Tenzin (from left) Geshe Jampa, and Thupstan, use cone-shaped tools called chak-phur to pour the sand. They have spent a week making the sacred art.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the commissioning ceremony of Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Varaha, in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, Coast Guard Director General K Natarajan and others are also seen.

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Workers clean the world famous Mamallapuram heritage site as part of the second edition of the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping to be held from October 11 to 13, in Mamallapuram.

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A worker cleans the world famous Mamallapuram heritage site as part of the second edition of the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping to be held from October 11 to 13, in Mamallapuram.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveils a plaque commemorating the commissioning of ICGS Varaha, in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, Coast Guard Director General K Natarajan and others are also seen.

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Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat addresses during the inauguration of Young Leaders Training Wing (YTW) at Officers Training Academy, in Chennai.

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