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India to upgrade helicopters after fratricide incident

8th October 2019 - 10:56 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


The Indian Air Force’s (IAF) newly appointed Chief of Air Staff R.K.S Bhadauria opened the force’s 87th anniversary on a transparent note when he officially admitted the Mi-17V-5 helicopter shot down on 27 February following a skirmish with Pakistan was a result of friendly fire.

‘It was a big mistake. We have taken action against two officers,’ he said at an annual IAF press conference on 4 October. ‘Necessary steps have been taken so that these mistakes are not repeated.’

Six aboard the helicopter and one civilian on the ground were killed. It is understood that the helicopter was likely shot

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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