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3 Army personnel injured in 'slithering' ops

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Three personnel were injured while carrying out "slithering" operations from an advanced light helicopter (ALH) at the Army's parade ground here, official sources said today.

The incident, involving Dhruv, took place Tuesday.

Slithering is an exercise where troops are dropped from a helicopter in an area of operation using a rope attached to the chopper.

Following the incident, the has suspended slithering operations involving Dhruv till a probe is completed, the sources said.

"Material failure" appears to be the reason behind the incident, in which three personnel were injured, they said.

Dhruv is an indigenously developed helicopter manufactured by (HAL).

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 13:40 IST