PC's copter makes emergency landing

The incident occurred when the home minister, accompanied by senior officers of the Centre and state governments was flying in a BSF helicopter from Pahalgam in south Kashmir to the border area of Neeru at Gurez in north Kashmir.

After landing, Chidambaram and others travelled to Neeru in an MI17 helicopter. Reports said the BSF chopper had developed a technical snag. During his visit to Neeru, Chidambaram interacted with BSF personnel guarding a post at the LoC. After visiting Neeru, he concluded his three-day Kashmir visit during which he reviewed the security situation. Chidambaram said Omar Abdullah will continue as chief minister for full six years.

He ruled out the state having a CM on rotation under the present National Conference-Congress coalition. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah told reporters in Srinagar that he was hopeful that the Kashmir issue would figure during the foreign secretary-level Indo-Pak talks, beginning Thursday.

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