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Indian Army Pilot Killed on Birthday after Military Training Team’s Helicopter Crashes in Bhutan

Indian Army Pilot Killed on Birthday after Military Training Team’s Helicopter Crashes in Bhutan

The pilot of the Indian Army who died has been identified as Lieutenant Colonel Rajneesh Parmar — his birthday was on Friday. The Bhutanese pilot, training with the Indian Army, was identified as Captain Kalzang Wangdi.

New Delhi: An Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) helicopter crashed in Eastern Bhutan on Friday, killing the two pilots on board – one from the Indian Army and the other from the Bhutanese Army.

The pilot of the Indian Army who died has been identified as Lieutenant Colonel Rajneesh Parmar — his birthday was on Friday. The Bhutanese pilot, training with the Indian Army, was identified as Captain Kalzang Wangdi.

According to sources, the crash occurred around 1 pm near Yongfulla in Bhutan. They said the helicopter, a Chetak, went out of radio and visual contact around that time. It was on its way from Khirmu in Arunanchal Pradesh to Yongfulla on duty.

The ground-level search and rescue operations were launched immediately and the wreckage has been located, officials said.

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