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Shooting down chopper on February 27 was 'big mistake', says IAF chief

IndiaTimes Friday, 4 October 2019
Air Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Friday described as a "big mistake" the IAF shooting down its helicopter in Kashmir on February 27, when Indian and Pakistani forces engaged in a dogfight, and said punitive action is being taken against the guilty.
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News video: IAF boss accepts shooting down own chopper was 'big mistake'

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In an admission that may embarrass the union government, the new IAF chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria accepted on Friday that shooting down the Indian chopper in Jammu and Kashmir earlier this year was a "big mistake". An Mi17 V5 chopper was shot down at Budgam near Srinagar on February 27. It was...

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