12 seconds after launch, Indian air defence shot down IAF Mi-17 helicopter [Tribune] 22 May, 2019

File photo of MI-17. PHOTO: AFP WASHINGTON:The Indian Air Force (IAF) will wrap up its inquiry into the accidental shootdown of its Mi-17 helicopter by an air defence missile in the next 20 days, NDTV reported.An air defence missile launch was launched by Indian forces resulting in the crash of the Mi-17 helicopter at Budgam in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) that killed seven including six IAF personnel and a civilian on the ground.According to NDTV, those responsible for launching the missile may be charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder as specified by military law under the Indian Air Force Act 1950.Speaking to NDTV, IAF forces stated the shoot down sequence from the moment of launch till the moment of impact lasted only 12 seconds. “The Mi-17 helicopter had no means of knowing it was under attack,” sources added.Sources also stated that additional steps may not have been followed prior to the launch of the missile. IAF’s traffic control at Srinagar airbase is also being investigated by the inquiry court.Indian air defence may have shot down IAF Mi-17 helicopterThe inquiry is being conducted by a senior officer – who has been given access to all available input with ground controllers as well as the actions of the chopper in the ten minutes it was in the air.New Delhi acknowledged the crash while officials in Srinagar said the chopper broke into two and caught fire immediately. On the other hand, eyewitnesses said a loud explosion was heard before the chopper crashed.The crash happened the same day when Pakistan Air Force (PAF) shot down two Indian warplanes after they intruded into its airspace while responding to a Pakistani aerial mission on targets inside IoK.

More News

Court Adjourns Hearing of Ramzan Sugar Mills case Till August 1

20 Jul, 2019 SuchTV

President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Shahbaz Sharif appeared before the court in the Ramz ... Detail

President Alvi stresses need for exploiting alternative sources of energy

20 Jul, 2019 SuchTV

Addressing a function in Karachi on Saturday, he pointed out that the nuclear and water are one of the cheapest sources of energy besides there is nee ... Detail

PM Khan to have wide-ranging talks with US leadership: FM Qurashi

20 Jul, 2019 SuchTV

Addressing a press conference in Washington ahead of Prime Minister's visit Shah Mahmood Qureshi said it seeks to reset Pakistan-US relations with a f ... Detail

Sindh Rangers arrested Five suspects in Karachi

20 Jul, 2019 SuchTV

According to a Rangers’ spokesperson, the paramilitary force took the suspects into custody during raids in Liyari, Model colony and Saeedabad.On the ... Detail

PM Kham to have wide-ranging talks with US leadership: FM Qurashi

20 Jul, 2019 SuchTV

Addressing a press conference in Washington ahead of Prime Minister's visit Shah Mahmood Qureshi said it seeks to reset Pakistan-US relations with a f ... Detail

Post Your Comments
Type your Comments / Review in the space below.
Name:
Email:
City:
Verify Code