Indian Army jawans injured during practice drill

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According to reports, the injured soldiers were part of the parade that will be held at Army Parade Ground in Delhi Cantonment.

Three Indian Army jawans were injured during practice drill organized on Tuesday. The rope that the jawans were using to eject from the helicopter broke and they fell on the ground. "An investigation is in progress", said an Army officer. As the soldiers start to descent, the rope is seen slipping off the helicopter which results in a free fall.According to media 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 an exclusive footage accessed by India TV, eight commandos can be seen participating in slithering operation from advanced light helicopter "Dhruv". However, the good news is that none of the three army personnel received any serious injuries. Meanwhile, an inquiry has been ordered in the case.

A video shows two soldiers sliding down the rope hanging from Dhruv helicopter.

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The incident is said to have taken place due to the malfunctioning of a slithering boom attached to the helicopter.

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.

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