Three soldiers injured in accident during Army Day parade rehearsal

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Three Indian Army soldiers fell off a helicopter after the rope slipped off during a practice drill ahead of Army Day parade.

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

"No serious injuries to any of the three soldiers".

A video has been making rounds on social media which shows the jawans sliding down on a rope tied to the chopper.

Two Army jawans were injured during slithering operation.

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According to a report in India Tv, the jawans were rushed to the hospital immediately.

The slithering boom that was supposed to hold the rope broke off from the Advanced Light Helicopter during the drill, resulting in the accident, reported the Financial Express. The army authorities have called for an investigation into the matter. The slithering operations, which involve troops slipping down a rope usually from a helicopter, is a method used to drop troops in an area of action when a chopper cannot land.

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.

"Slithering operation ceases for all ALH with immediate effect after the accident".

The "Army Day" is held on January 15 every year in honour of Lieutenant General KM Kariappa, the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army.

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