21 Oct 2022

Arunachal Pradesh: Army Rudra Helicopter Crashes, Rescue Operations Underway

Arunachal Pradesh:
An Indian Army helicopter crashed in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh Friday. Five people including two pilots were onboard the HAL Rudra that crashed at a location not connected by any road. A rescue team has been sent to the location and search and rescue operations are underway. Rudra is 

The chopper, an Advanced Light Helicopter, took off from Likabali town on Friday morning and crashed near Singging village soon after about 25 kms from the Tuting headquarters.

Helicopters were sent for rescue operations as there are no motorable roads leading to the crash site. Local villagers are also said to be engaged in the search operations.

Union minister Kiren Rijiju has expressed grief over the incident. He tweeted, "Received very disturbing news about the Indian Army’s Advanced Light Helicopter crash in Upper Siang District in Arunachal Pradesh. My deepest prayers."

Rudra is an attack helicopter manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Army. It is the Weapon System Integrated (WSI) Mk-IV variant of the Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH).

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