January 20, 2018

Army Day: 3 Jawans Injured in Mishap During Rehearsal

14 January 2018, 01:41 | Taylor George

“Material failure” appears to be the reason behind the incident involving AHL Dhruv

“Material failure” appears to be the reason behind the incident involving AHL Dhruv

The incident took place when the jawans descended from a helicopter with a rope which snapped - plummeting the jawans to the ground, as reported by Zee News.

In a freak accident, three jawans of Indian Army fell off a chopper while conducting the rehearsal for the upcoming Army Day on January 15 in New Delhi.

Sources added that as a matter of protocol, all slithering operations from the ALH Dhruv will remain suspended till a probe in the incident is completed. The Army Day is celebrated on January 15.

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In a freaky incident on Jan 9, three jawans of the Indian Army got injured during a practice drill ahead of the Army Day on Jan 15.

A video shows two soldiers sliding down the rope hanging from Dhruv helicopter.

According to reports, the incident happened on January 9 in the national capital and the main reason for the accident was the helicopter malfunctioning. The troops stationed near the "drop" zone rushed to the spot and ferried the injured to the hospital, officials said. Meanwhile, an inquiry has been ordered in the case. It is a practice which army commands usually do while going for an operation in a hostile area. The Indian Army holds the event in the honour of Lieutenant General KM Kariappa, the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. This helicopter is an indigenously developed and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

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