India admits friendly fire downed helicopter over Kashmir

India, Kashmir, Pakistan

New Delhi - The military helicopter crashed on February 27, killing all six onboard.


Published: Fri 4 Oct 2019, 2:28 PM

Last updated: Sat 5 Oct 2019, 8:25 AM

The Indian Air Force confirmed for the first time on Friday that it shot down one of its own helicopters in February over Kashmir, killing all six onboard.
"A court of inquiry was completed and it was our mistake that our missile hit our chopper," said the head of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria.

"We will ensure such mistakes are not repeated in the future," he told reporters.
The military helicopter crashed on February 27.
The Indian military at the time gave no reason for the helicopter crash although media reports cited unnamed sources as saying it was friendly fire.

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