Army Personnel Fall From Chopper During Security Drill

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Army Personnel Fall From Chopper During Security Drill

According to reports, the injured soldiers were part of the parade that will be held at Army Parade Ground in Delhi Cantonment.

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.

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Slithering is an exercise where troops are dropped from a helicopter in an area of operation using a rope attached to the chopper.

The incident took place on Tuesday in the National Capital while rehearsals for the January 15 event was on. The slithering operations, which involve troops slipping down a rope usually from a helicopter, is a method used to drop troops in an area of action when a chopper cannot land.

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

"No one suffered any serious injury". Meanwhile, an inquiry has been ordered in the case. The Army has suspended slithering operations involving the chopper till a probe is completed, sources said. This helicopter is an indigenously developed and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

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The Army Day commemorates the day when General (later Field Marshal) KM Carriappa took over the command of Army from General Sir FRR Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief in 1949 and became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army post Independence.

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