Bringing a new glory to the crown of India, the Indian Army men have yet again bagged a height of record with their successful operation. Each day has been a new tale for the Indian Armed force and a new adventure which never stops them from working for the nation, in spite of facing infinite number of obstacles.
The pilots and technicians of Indian Army have achieved a new World record by successfully recovering a helicopter which was stuck in snow at an altitude of 18,000 feet at Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir. The helicopter was brought back safely to the Siachen base camp with the help of infantry troops deployed there.
According to sources in the Army, an ALH Dhruv chopper, on an air maintenance sortie in the 74 Km long Siachen Glacier, developed a snag and had to be landed around a post called Khanda in January this year. The pilots and the chopper managed to land safely on soft snow but could not reach the helipad there.
The attempts to recover the chopper made until the month of July was not successful, yet the Indian Army did not give up with the operation. The attempts were successful in July when the technicians and pilots of the Army ALH squadron 203 in Leh managed to put new parts on the chopper and bring it back safely to the Siachen Glacier base camp. Though it landed safely, snow fall continued overnight through the side ways.
Without giving it a second thought, the recent operations conducted by the Indian Army have been highly successful and added to the glory of India. Besides the fact that our Army men safeguard us from the evil forces, they are also very well aware of their duty and promises made towards the nation in every aspect. Each of them deserve the respect and appreciation for these selfless tasks conducted each day.
This operation by the Indian Army is highly commendable for several of reasons to be noticed and not known to many of the common people.The chopper was stuck at 18,000 feet and recovering it from there is a world record of sorts because India is one of the very few countries in the world who operate choppers at such high altitudes.The Cheetah and Chetak choppers which are the French-origin machines in the Indian Army fly at around 23,000 feet. The French military also do not go ahead to use them for such extreme operations.
As per reported by ANI, “I know the pilots and technicians who were involved in this operation. Knowing these people as I have headed this Army Aviation Corps for a couple of years, all I can say is that nothing is impossible for these men from Indian Army,” said the former Army Aviation chief Lt Gen P K Bharali (retd).
Source: Timesnow news