Updated: September 21, 2021 5:34:10 pm
Two pilots died on Tuesday after an Army helicopter made a forced landing at Shiv Garh Dhar in Patnitop area, a famous tourist resort along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Udhampur district.
The deceased officers have been identified as Major Rohit Kumar and Major Anuj Rajput.
#LtGenYKJoshi, #ArmyCdrNC and all ranks #salute the bravehearts Major Rohit Kumar & Major Anuj Rajput who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty on 21 Sept 2021 at #Patnitop and offer deepest condolences to their families.@adgpi@Tri_Service@Whiteknight_IA@IAF_MCC pic.twitter.com/4QC3ccefZi
— NorthernComd.IA (@NorthernComd_IA) September 21, 2021
Police parties have rushed to the site, which is currently covered in thick fog. A statement from the Army earlier said the two pilots were rescued and shifted to a hospital.
Further details are awaited.
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