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Three Army personnel injured during 'slithering' ops from helicopter

Three Army personnel injured during 'slithering' ops from helicopter

While rehearsing for Army Day parade at Delhi Cantonment playground, three jawans were injured during slithering operation following which an inquiry has been ordered.

A video that has gone viral on social media shows a total of four soldiers sliding down the chopper as part of the slithering operation using a rope which is attached to the aircraft. The army authorities have called for an investigation into the matter.

The accident happened when the chopper was hovering in the air and the Jawans were coming down to the ground with the help of the rope. The soldiers are reported safe and are undergoing treatment at the Army Hospital Research and Referral in New Delhi.

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The incident, involving ALH Dhruv, took place Tuesday and a court of inquiry has been ordered into it, they said. "The Army is suspecting material failure-in simple terms a fault with the material and its sturdiness on the copter", sources told Tribune.

As per reports, the mishap that reportedly occurred on January 9, has raised several questions on the safety parameters being followed by the Indian Army while conducting such rehearsals. The Army Day is celebrated on January 15. The Indian Army holds the event in the honour of Lieutenant General KM Kariappa, the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army.


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