Indian Army's Advance Light helicopter Dhruv
Indian Army's Advance Light helicopter Dhruv

JAMMU — Indian Army’s Advance Light helicopter Dhruv crashed near Lakhanpur in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday evening.

Sources said that around 8:00 PM, Army’s helicopter belonging to Army Aviation Corps crashed inside the brigade headquarters near Basohli Mord, Lakhanpur.

Both the pilots are reported to be seriously injured and have been evacuated to nearby military hospital.

According to sources, the helicopter was on a routine operational mission and a technical snag is suspected to be the reason for the crash.

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A utility helicopter, Dhruv has been designed and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and has been inducted all three Defence services besides other operators. It also has an armed version.

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