Saturday, January 19, 2013

Missing IAF chopper traced in Dantewada, all occupants safe

Naxalites on Saturday fired at an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter, flying on a casualty evacuation mission in the dense Dantewada forests, and injured one Chhattisgarh policeman onboard.
    The incident took place around 1600 hours today when an MI-17 of the IAF, carrying seven personnel onboard, was on a casualty evacuation mission to retrieve some personnel of CAF from the forests of Sukma district.
    "The helicopter is safe. It has landed in Temelwada and one of our radio operators has been hit," Director General of Police Ram Niwas told news agency.
    The helicopter, which had 7 people on-board, was fired when it was descending to pick up an injured jawan of the CAF which was conducting a road-opening operation along with CRPF, a senior CRPF official said.
18/01/13 Samay Live