Three soldiers injured in accident during Army Day parade rehearsal

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Three Indian Army jawans were injured during practice drill organized on Tuesday.

Three Indian Army soldiers received injured while slithering down from a chopper as the rope suddenly got snapped because of a "material malfunction". The rope that the jawans were using to eject from the helicopter broke and they fell on the ground.

Check Out video which is going viral on social media which shows the jawans sliding down on a rope tied to the chopper. The soldiers are reported safe and are undergoing treatment at the Army Hospital Research and Referral in New Delhi. If detected by the enemy, the helicopters with soldiers dangling from the rope, are an easy target and the effort always is to avoid such situations, sources said. Army sources said the "boom" of the Dhruv Advance Light Helicopter (ALH), from which the slithering operation was being conducted, broke off.

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In order to determine the actual cause behind the accident which is yet not clear, an enquiry has been ordered by the Indian Army.

"Slithering operation ceases for all ALH with immediate effect after the accident".

The Army Day is celebrated each year on January 15 in recognition of Lieutenant General KM Cariappa's taking over as first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.

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