Army chopper crash-lands in J&K's Kathua, 2 pilots injured: Officials
Monday, 25 January 2021 An advanced light helicopter (ALH) Dhruv of the Indian Army made a crash-landing in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district on Monday, resulting in injuries to two pilots, officials said. Two pilots of the helicopter were injured in the incident, he said, adding that they were rushed to a military base hospital.
A helicopter force-lands in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district. The incident occurred in Lakhanpur area on January 25. One of the two pilots injured in the chopper crash succumbed to injuries. More details are awaited in this regard. Speaking to media, Deputy Commissioner of Kathua, OP Bhagat said,...
An Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on routine training sortie carried out a precautionary landing 30 km short of Ahmedabad while returning from Kevadia on March 06. The pilot, Colonel Nambiar displayed immense situational awareness and immediately carried out a precautionary landing on a civil road at Nadiad in Kheda district. Army training Command head Lt. General Raj Shukla and Air Force South-Western Air Command Chief Air Marshal Sk Ghotia were onboard. All the passengers, crew members onboard are safe.
Four HELINA anti-tank missiles were launched from Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv helicopter in the Rajasthan sector on Friday said Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials. The HELINA anti-tank missiles were test-fired during the joint user trials by the Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF). According to DRDO, the four missions were carried out for evaluating the missile capabilities in a minimum and maximum range of 7 kilometers. Watch the full video for more details.
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As many as four HELINA anti-tank missiles were successfully launched from Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv helicopter in Rajasthan sector today (February 19). According to reports, four missions were carried out for evaluating missile capabilities in minimum and maximum range of 7 kms. The final mission was carried out with warhead missile against a derelict tank. All the mission objectives were met, the DRDO officials said. The HELINA anti-tank missiles were test-fired during the joint user trials by the Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF).
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A recruitment drive organised in the border district of Kathua on February 20 to select 89 Special Police Officers saw large number of women participants. 2836 candidates including 500 women have applied for 89 vacancies. Participants thanked the administration and JandK Police for the opportunity. Rimpi Sharma one of the participants said, "I want to work for the safety of women and also serve my country". The five-day recruitment drive completed successfully.
Jammu and Kashmir Police is organising a recruitment drive in Kathua district. The rally was conducted to recruit Special Police Officers (SPOs) in Kathua. Over 2,800 candidates including 500 women have applied for 89 vacancies. The five-day recruitment drive commenced on February 16. Around 25% of the applicants are female. Speaking to media, Kathua SSP, Shailendra Kumar Mishra said, "2,836 candidates including around 500 women have applied for 89 vacancies. The five-day recruitment drive started on Monday."
Pilgrims from across country arrived at the Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu and Kashmir's Katra to seek blessings as the auspicious festival of Navratri commenced from today. COVID protocols are being followed strictly by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. COVID negative reports have been made mandatory for the pilgrims. Navratri, festival of goddess Durga commenced from April 13 and will end on April 22. Devotees observe a fast for nine consecutive days and pray for health and well being of their loved ones.
To improve tourism flow in Jammu and Kashmir, a 3-day long conference was organised at SKICC Srinagar. Experts were invited to meet, discuss and provide suggestions to revive tourism in Kashmir valley. Mega event 'Tapping the Tourism Potential of Kashmir: Another Day in Paradise' was held from April 11-13. The tourism ministry is pushing to promote the valley as a destination for leisure, wedding, films, and adventure. Tourism is one of the largest contributors to the economy of Kashmir valley.
At least six people died and four got injured after a mini bus fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda on April 12. Rescue team was present at the spot and injured persons have been admitted to a hospital in Jammu for treatment, said Doda CMO Dr Yakoob Mir. More details are awaited.
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (JKPDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on April12 appealed to the youth of Union Territory to leave weapons and start advocating for the welfare of JandK. Underlining the Bodo peace talks in Assam, she also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not initiating similar peace deals in Kashmir. "We ask our nation to give us back what was snatched away from us. If you want people of Jammu and Kashmir, you'll have to reinstate our honour. There's no other way. I say this to my country. Why does BJP get angry when I say it? Will I ask from Pakistan? If PM Narendra Modi appeals to militants of Assam to join the mainstream and leave their weapons, if talks are held with Boro (Bodo), then what is the difficulty in doing the same in Jammu and Kashmir? Why is there no option besides jail? How long will this injustice continue?," said PDP chief. She further said, "Nobody will understand the language of weapons. If you present your views peacefully, the world will listen to you. If you speak language of guns you'll be killed and you'll gain nothing. I appeal to Jammu and Kashmir youth to leave weapons and talk. They'll have to listen one day."
A 10-day multinational military exercise named 'Shantir Ogrosena' in which troops of four countries including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated, culminated on April 12 in Bangladesh. The exercise also included observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia and others. The exercise from April 4-12, was organised to pay tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth centenary and celebrate the golden jubilee of the liberation of Bangladesh. The aim of the exercise was to strengthen defence ties and enhance interoperability amongst neighbourhood countries to ensure effective peacekeeping operations, the Indian Army said on April 12.
Indian Army organised felicitation ceremony for maintaining communal harmony at Sune Gali Border, Poonch by donating Rs 1 lakh for the maintenance of historical Peer Baba Dargah. It is believed that Sune Gali Peer Baba, a mystic, used to wander in this border area in the year 1920-1925. People from all faiths used to come here from all parts of J-K. Mohd Sultan, a Mufti said, "It's a very good environment here. The people who used to come here from different places mostly women have been provided facilities of staying here. I am grateful to the Indian Army who donated Rs 1 lakh."Abdul Hafeez, Sarpanch said, "I am thankful to Indian Army for cooperation and support who had maintained the Peer Baba Dargah." Mohd Shreef, Imaam said, "I am grateful to Indian Army for providing bathroom and water facilities earlier and now the facilities here at Peer Baba Dargah."