3 jawans hurt in freak copter rope mishap

Watch 3 soldiers fall off chopper during Army Day rehearsal inquiry ordered

According to reports, the incident took place on January 9 and the soldiers are now undergoing treatment at Army Hospital Research And Referral in New Delhi.

In a freak accident, three jawans of Indian Army fell off a chopper while conducting the rehearsal for the upcoming Army Day on January 15 in New Delhi.

Slithering involves soldiers coming down from a hovering helicopter through a rope.

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

The Indian army has ordered an investigation into the incident.

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"No one suffered any serious injury".

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

Sources added that as a matter of protocol, all slithering operations from the ALH Dhruv will remain suspended till a probe in the incident is completed.

The heart-wrenching video which went viral on social media, shows the soldiers descending from the chopper while holding the rope that is seen attached to the helicopter.

The Indian Army celebrates Army Day in honour of Lieutenant General KM Kariappa who took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher on 15 January 1949.

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