Army personnel injured in slithering ops

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Three Indian Army personnel got injured after the rope from which they were hanging while coming out of a chopper, broke and they fell on the ground, according to sources. The army authorities have called for an investigation into the matter. On Tuesday, while the three were slithering down from an advanced light helicopter, the rope attached to the chopper appeared to have snapped midway. All the injured personnel are recovering in hospital, Army said.

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

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.

"Slithering operation ceases for all ALH with immediate effect after the accident".

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ALH Dhruv is an indigenously developed helicopter manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

Check Out video which is going viral on social media which shows the jawans sliding down on a rope tied to the chopper.

Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year in remembrance of Lieutenant General KM Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from the British General Sir Francis Butcher.

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