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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

IAF chopper crash in C'garh: Cobra team rewarded

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 19, 2013
First Published: 00:26 IST(19/1/2013) | Last Updated: 01:28 IST(19/1/2013)

The home ministry decided to give a reward of Rs. 5 lakh for CRPF’s Cobra commandos who tracked down the helicopter and the injured Chhattisgarh armed police constable left behind by six Indian Air Force personnel after making an emergency landing.

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The IAF chopper earlier had to abort its rescue mission after Maoists fired at the craft and injured a state police wireless operator in south Chhattisgarh. The pilot landed about 2-3 km from Chintagufa in south Bastar.

The IAF personnel — armed with LMG and other handheld weapons — left the injured police technician in the chopper in the Maoist heartland. The technician was rescued by Cobra teams.


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