Military has lost 50 personnel in air crashes in 5 years
NEW DELHI: Military aviation is innately risky with pilots often pushing their fighters, aircraft and helicopters to the limits to practise combat manoeuvres and low-level flying missions or carry out rescue operations and ferry supplies to forward areas in treacherous weather and terrain conditions.
The crash of the Indian Army’s weaponised version of the indigenous advanced light helicopter (ALH), `Rudra’, in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday, killing two officers and three soldiers, once again underscores the alarmingly high crash rate in the Indian armed forces.
Sources said the army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy have suspended flying operations of the entire ALH fleet – over 300 such twin-engine choppers have been inducted since 2001-2002 – for at least a day to conduct technical and maintenance checks.
The court of inquiry will establish the exact reason behind Friday’s crash. But the overall statistics are chilling. Over 50 military personnel have lost their lives in aircraft and helicopter accidents in the last five years.
Why so many incidents under BJP rule? What did Modi ji do with PM cares fund? Only spending on MLA? Where is safety and growth after Shree Manmohan Singh ji rule? Why BJP not doing anything?
We spent 8400 crores on luxury dreamliner jet for the pm so we don't have money for our armed forces.
Idiot.. You are speaking this because you hate Modi.. But that flight of pm will be used by all future pm... It is not modis private property.. . Pm's flight is symbol of nation.. If anything goes wrong with pm, irrespective of modi or whoever, loss to nation would be 100s of time of the flight cost.. So just don't write like illiterate for sake of writing
It was 6500 crores not 8400.
The Dreamliner is American, and the choppers are Russian. Russia does not make good equipment, period.
Armed forces have bad priorities. They want to book the money for fighter jets, aircraft carriers etc., and pay no attention to basic flying machines like helicopter.
Something is not in order with our Indian Air Force. Either the fighter jets and choppers are too old, not serviced on time, faults not detected and many more.
They (military) understand it better. We are sure they are aware of the statistics and reasons! Sad for the lost lives!
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Guest, the quality of your comment is that of a 14 yr old kid! "aware of the statistic and reasons"! LOL! Btw, are you aware of the Standards in this country or not?
Only modi amit shah and jay shah life what mattets in this country
Absolutely. You hit the bulls eye
Feku's gift to the nation. Busy in " Aapna Seva Me " no time for "Desh Seva Mey" Be it migrant workers died on the street he was busy feeding peacock. Military lost their lives he is Busy traveling in Bullet Proof Limousin or Dreamliner for his own comfort in expense of public money
High corruption. Make In India scam and Russian cheap are going to cause deaths and grief in the forces unfortunately. Rip brave soldiers sorry that politicians are not going to save you
is anybody checking a simple thing called EMP?? Electromagnetic Pulse?? all such cases are always near the border...Please put some mechanism in all flying machines and see if there is EMP hitting the device unfortunately the black box does not have emp readers
..for the mear fact most crashes are happening near the border means something isn't it. also one cannot rule out if such a powerful device could be used from space through the satellite. recently USA found a magnetic kind of a small chip attached to its f35 aircrafts...one cannot trust the chinese. so please check and rule out this possibility of EMP
Most crashes happen there because most practices and uses of defence choppers happen at the border. And BTW these things keep happening everywhere. just this week a chopper crashed at kedarnath. Also Conoor where Gen Bipin Rawat dies was completely internal.
Such a larger number of accidents in the military aviation is a deplorable fact and needs to be remedied as quickly as possible. There should be proper maintenance and training to avoid any casualties.
Classic example of make and then break in India.. sabke sath sabka vishwaash ko sab khalllaaash
Would be interesting to see what excuse the extreme right wingers will be giving this time! I am sure they would again come in hundreds to support the govt talking about Chinese and American and previous Congress govt hand in this. They will leave no stone unturned to display present govt's innocence. They must be already onto it drafting their plans.
Old and outdated helicopters to blame.
We lost the top most CDS Shri Bipin Rawat to a Heli-crash in recent past..... BJP regime is trying to rush up use of indigenous helicopters --- to show off politically that they have achieved a lot --
Such type of incidents happens in a large country like India. Modiji has a very futuristic vision so no one should put question about that. These are all leftist people who are busy in ruining country's image. Such accidents happened in earlier also so that's not a big issue. Modiji will do his best to reduce it. It will take bit time so leftist people should keep their mouth close and watch Modiji's work.
Technical Failure ? Human Error ?? What ??? O
India needs to investigate - !!
so many mishaps just cannot happen due to poor maintenance only/ Most Aircrafts are always tested for Fight worthiness before they take off anyway . INDIA PLS LOOK INTO THIS / JAI HIND !!
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The Court of Inquiry is an absolute Joke! Their reactions are the same after every Crash! One officer said, “The choppers should have obstacle-avoidance systems…” Oh really! What a smart idea! bUT does this idea crop up in their minds, ONLY after a Crash? IDIOTS! Even in the 1990s Army personnel had lost their lives in a Helicopter crash while flying to Bhutan.
Bharat is a place where people die like Flies and Ants in all kinds of Accidents! Since 1970s there has been at least 400 Mig Aircraft crashes. Can you believe that? And Road accidents are happening every day, literally. Selfie-deaths are also very, very common in Bharat. People drowning in Rivers or Ponds is also a daily occurrence.
Blame China ! Why not… it helps to hide our incompetence !
Loss of precious lives is grieved Reasons are many I am confident that remedial measures are underway Reports of such incidents are not made public but I have reason to believe some incidents are ”sabotages”
Look there are 365 days in a year that is 1800 in 5 years. 50 lost in 1800 days is certainly not bad.
Russian equipment is the best & most advanced. We should keep buying Russian hardware .
Why worry about enemy killing Indian troops. Bragging rights goes to India of how powerful the armed forces are. Maintenance is the problem. An Indian navy ship visited my country and a helicopter on board and I noticed wire holding the the tail flaps . I was shocked .
Really sad so many military personnel lost their lives like this. One thing is for sure, the military should seriously look into inducting choppers from Russia
Airforce should help army train pilots