Indian Army jawans injured during practice drill

Two Army jawans were injured during slithering operation

While rehearsing for Army Day parade at Delhi Cantonment playground, three jawans were injured during slithering operation following which an inquiry has been ordered.

Slithering is an exercise where troops are dropped from a helicopter in an area of operation using a rope attached to the chopper.

A video shows two soldiers sliding down the rope hanging from Dhruv helicopter.

The sources said a separate inquiry on technical aspects of the incident has also been ordered. The soldiers, who fell down on ground from a height of almost 30 feet when the boom (pulley) supporting the rope reportedly gave away at the Army Parade Ground in Delhi Cantonment on Tuesday, are reported to be stable.

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All the three jawans have been reported safe. And a probe is on to find out the cause of malfunction in the drill - part of combat demonstration to be held on the Army Day on January 15 - officials said here on Thursday.

According to reports, the incident took place on January 9 and the soldiers are now undergoing treatment at Army Hospital Research And Referral in New Delhi.

General Sir Francis Butcher was the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.

As per reports, the mishap that reportedly occurred on January 9, has raised several questions on the safety parameters being followed by the Indian Army while conducting such rehearsals.

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