Indian Army jawans injured during practice drill

WATCH | Three Indian Army soldiers fall from Dhruv chopper during rehearsals

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.

Three Indian Army soldiers fell off a helicopter after the rope slipped off during a practice drill ahead of Army Day parade. PTI reported that all exercises requiring security forces to slither down to the drop zone have been suspended by the Army.

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According to a report in India Tv, the jawans were rushed to the hospital immediately.

Though the actual reason behind the incident is not clear yet but as per an Army official, the incident happened due to boom malfunction and not due to the rope that was used for the operation. However, the good news is that none of the three army personnel received any serious injuries. The accident occurred on January 9 in the national capital after the slithering boom that was supposed to hold the rope broke off from the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) during the drill.

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Meanwhile, an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain how the accident took place.

The Army Day is celebrated each year on January 15 in recognition of Lieutenant General KM Cariappa's taking over as first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.

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