Indian helicopter crash kills 7, including 6 soldiers, in IoK

SRINAGAR (Web Desk): An Indian helicopter, Mi-17 V5 crashed on Wednesday in Indian Occupied Kashmir, killing six security forces personnel and a civilian.

According to reports on Indian media, the helicopter crashed in Budgam area due to a technical glitch.

According to Kashmir Media Services, Kashmiris in the occupied valley gathered around the debris of the helicopter and started chanting pro-Pakistan slogans.

The incident came as on the same day Pakistan Air Force (PAF) shot down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace and arrested an Indian pilot on ground.

Pakistani military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said Indian Air Force (IAF) crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and two of their aircraft were shot down by PAF inside Pakistani airspace.

“One of the aircraft fell inside AJK while other fell inside IoK,” he added.