Military chopper crashes in Arunachal Pradesh, rescue ops underway

Itanagar: A military chopper crashed on Friday near singing village, 25 kilometres away from the Tuting headquarters in the Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh .

The site of the accident is not connected by road. A rescue team has been sent to the location.

Earlier this month, an Indian Army chopper crashed near Tamang in Arunachal Pradesh. A pilot aboard the chopper ‘Cheetah’ was killed in the accident while another was injured.

“Received very disturbing news about Indian Army’s Advanced Light Helicopter crash in Upper Siang District in Arunachal Pradesh. My deepest prayers,” Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju said in a tweet.

The Advanced Light Helicopters are indigenously built and are used by the Indian Air Force and Indian Army for high-altitude operations and providing air support.

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