ALH Dhruv on anti naxal ops makes emergency landing in Aurangabad

It is confirmed now that all of the officials on board were safe

An Advanced Light Helicopter ALH Dhruv landed safey after developing some kind of snag while on an anti naxal operations.

The incident is of Aurangabad district of Bihar.

The helicopter was carrying senior CRPF officials concerned with the anti-Naxal operations.

It is confirmed now that all of the officials on board were safe.

The military camouflage painted Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) ‘Dhruv’ landed safely at about 11:55 PM at a an open field in Uphara area of the Left Wing Extremism affected district, it was informed.

It is now learnt that the CRPF’s Additional Director General (central zone) Kuldiep Singh, Inspector General (Bihar Sector) Charu Sinha, a Commanding Officer and few local police officials were on-board the helicopter.

They were enroute to a camp of the CoBRA battalion in Barachatti in Gaya for a review meeting when the incident took place, they said.

The CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) is an elite jungle warfare unit of the CRPF.

All the officials are part of the anti-Naxal operations grid of the Central Reserve Police Force deployed in various Maoist violence affected states and ADG Singh is the chief of this formation, they said.

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