The Indian Air Force has confirmed that India’s MI-17V5 helicopter, which fell into Indian-administered Kashmir on February 27, was targeted by the Indian missile itself. Addressing a media briefing in New Delhi on Friday, Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh said that losing our own helicopter was a ‘huge mistake’.
The Indian helicopter crashed in Budgam area near Srinagar, killing six Indian Air Force personnel and a civilian. The incident took place on the day when Indian and Pakistani fighter jets exchanged fire at the Line of Control. Earlier in May, the Indian Air Force removed the commanding officer of Srinagar Air Base from his post in connection with the Mi-17 crash.