After accident, Army cancels slithering ops for Army Day parade

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

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

Three Indian Army Soldiers were badly injured during a practice drill ahead of the Army Day on January 15 in the national capital. The rope that the jawans were using to eject from the helicopter broke and they fell on the ground. None of the soldiers suffered any serious injuries, the Indian Army confirmed.

In an exclusive footage accessed by India TV, eight commandos can be seen participating in slithering operation from advanced light helicopter "Dhruv".

The incident is said to have taken place due to the malfunctioning of a slithering boom attached to the helicopter.

Following the incident, the Army has suspended slithering operations involving ALH Dhruv till a probe is completed, the sources said.

"The whole boom of the helicopter broke, it is likely to be some material-related issue, but the exact reason will be ascertained only after the inquiry report comes in", a source said.

The "Army Day" is held on January 15 every year in honour of Lieutenant General KM Kariappa, the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. "A team from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited that manufactures the chopper is in Delhi for investigation" he said.

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