IAF copter hit by bullet in Doda, security increased
Last Updated: Sunday, July 26, 2009, 13:12
Drass (J&K): An IAF helicopter flying over Doda in Jammu and Kashmir was hit by a bullet following which high security arrangements have been made, a top Air Force official said Sunday.

"High security and precautions are being taken while flying in J&K," Air Officer Commanding in Chief (AOC-In-C) Air Marshal J Chouhan said today.

Referring to the incident, Air Marshal Chouhan, however, said that it has not been re-established that it was shot (by militants).

"The hole which appeared on the tail was that of a bullet. It was flying over Doda," Air Marshal Chouhan said after laying wreaths on the Kargil war memorial here today.

In Doda sector, Delta and Rashtriya Rifles (RR) ensure that area in sanitised for safe flying and necessary precautions are taken, he said.

We fly in Gurez, Kargil Leh, Kishtwar and Doda for civilian air support, he said, adding that AN-32 and MI-17 fly almost regularly for civilian support during closure of roads due to snowfall or other problems, the AOC-In-C said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, July 26, 2009, 13:12

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