Update February 12, 2015

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Indian army helicopter crashes in Kashmir region, killing 2

Sumel Sarker

Helicopter

Helicopter

12 February 2015, Nirapad News: Military official said an Indian army helicopter crashed in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing the pilot and co-pilot.

The Indian Dhruv helicopter crashed in a forest in the northern Bandipora region while on a routine training flight late Wednesday, said army spokesman Lt. Col. Nitin N. Joshi. The advanced light helicopters are widely used in Kashmir for rescue, relief and reconnaissance missions and they are capable of night flying.

Joshi said a probe has been ordered into the crash. India and Pakistan each administer a portion of Kashmir but claim the region entirely.

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