Three soldiers injured while slithering down from chopper

Three soldiers injured while slithering down from chopper
Three Indian Army soldiers received injured while slithering down from a chopper as the rope suddenly got snapped because of a "material malfunction."

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

 The mishap happened on January 9 when the soldiers were practising the drills for the Army Day parade to be held on January 15.

 "No serious injuries to any of the three soldiers. It occurred due to the malfunction of the boom in the helicopter. An investigation is in progress," said an Army officer.

 The helicopter being used for the slithering operation was indigenous Dhruv Advanced Lightweight Helicopters.

 "Slithering operation ceases for all ALH with immediate effect after the accident. A team from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited that manufactures the chopper is in Delhi for investigation" he said.

 The Army came out with responses only after a video of the shocking incident surfaced in the social media on Wednesday night.
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