On Friday, Indian Air Force has admitted that the Mi-17 chopper crash in Kashmir on February 27, that left six personnel killed, was a mistake on their part.
While talking to Indian media, Indian Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bahadauria said,
“The Court of Inquiry (COI) has been completed and it was our mistake as our missile had hit our own chopper.”
This is the first time that the Indian Air Force has acknowledged its mistake.
ACM Bhadauria said action will be taken against two IAF officers.
“We will ensure such mistakes are not repeated in future,” he added.
Indian denfence had stated earlier that CoI found at least four officers, including a Group Captain, responsible for the chopper crash over Srinagar.
On February 27, Two Indian aircrafts were shot down by the Pakistan Air Force in Kashmir. One pilot, Abhinandan was arrested as his plane crashed in the Kohi Rata sector of Azad Kashmir while one crashed in Indian-administered Kashmir’s Budgam area.