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Indian Army's Cheetah helicopter crashes in Bhutan, two pilots killed

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  1. hussain0216

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    Indian Army's Cheetah helicopter crashes in Bhutan, two pilots killed

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    The Cheetah helicopters, commissioned by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the Seventies, are multi-role aircrafts which are used mostly during high-altitude missions.Photo: AFP

    Two pilots were killed when Indian Army's Cheetah helicopter crashed in Bhutan, local media reported on Friday.

    ANI news agency reported that the Indian pilot who died in the crash was of Lieutenant colonel rank while the other was a Bhutanese Army pilot training with the Indian Army.

    The Cheetah helicopters, commissioned by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the Seventies, are multi-role aircrafts which are used mostly during high-altitude missions.

    The IAF, which relies heavily on Russian-made equipment, has been blighted by a poor safety record.

    The incident comes two days after an Indian Air Force MiG-21 fight jet crashed in Madhya Pradesh.

    Crashes involving fighter planes are not uncommon in India, which is in the midst of upgrading its Soviet-era military hardware.

    Most of the accidents involve the MiGs that India bought decades ago from the Soviet Union, earning it the unflattering "flying coffin" tag.

    Last July, the pilot of an MiG-21 jet died after the fighter jet crashed in northern Himachal Pradesh state.

    India is investing billions of dollars in modernising its air force .

    New Delhi has signed a contract to purchase 36 Dassault Rafale fighters from France for $8.8 billion.

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/5...elicopter-crashes-in-bhutan-two-pilots-killed
     
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    So two days back ... it was mig-21..now this.

    Wah modi g wah....
     
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    Link is not opening.
     
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    Indian Army's Cheetah helicopter crashes in Bhutan, two pilots killed


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    The Cheetah helicopters, commissioned by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the Seventies, are multi-role aircrafts which are used mostly during high-altitude missions.Photo: AFP

    Two pilots were killed when Indian Army's Cheetah helicopter crashed in Bhutan, local media reported on Friday.

    ANI news agency reported that the Indian pilot who died in the crash was of Lieutenant colonel rank while the other was a Bhutanese Army pilot training with the Indian Army.

    The Cheetah helicopters, commissioned by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the Seventies, are multi-role aircrafts which are used mostly during high-altitude missions.

    The IAF, which relies heavily on Russian-made equipment, has been blighted by a poor safety record.

    The incident comes two days after an Indian Air Force MiG-21 fight jet crashed in Madhya Pradesh.

    Crashes involving fighter planes are not uncommon in India, which is in the midst of upgrading its Soviet-era military hardware.

    Most of the accidents involve the MiGs that India bought decades ago from the Soviet Union, earning it the unflattering "flying coffin" tag.

    Last July, the pilot of an MiG-21 jet died after the fighter jet crashed in northern Himachal Pradesh state.

    India is investing billions of dollars in modernising its air force .

    New Delhi has signed a contract to purchase 36 Dassault Rafale fighters from France for $8.8 billion.

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/5...elicopter-crashes-in-bhutan-two-pilots-killed

    Yea we cant open indian links....Hence their ability to spread BS!
     
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    A new day a new crash.....

    After ruining the name of Russian now they will ruin the Name of Rafale.

    Their home products are always garbage.
     
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    is bhutan on its way to becoming like sikkim?
     
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    Indian technology and flown by Indian pilots... I mean how likely is that one lame thing will work perfectly when another lame thing is trying to fly it?
     
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    They already are merely Sikkim+.:lol:
     
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    The families of the dead pilots should ask for an investigation - to find out if the helicopter actually crashed, or was shot down by their own air defences.
     
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    vedic-tech it is hard to control and way too advance.
     
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    Pakistan fly this kind of helis too. Alhamduliah! its Allah's nusrah that our maintenance crew is very professional.
     
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