Barely a day after the India Air Force strike in Pakistan, Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper crashed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam this morning. Two bodies have been found, said the police.
The crash took place in the backdrop of heavy shelling and firing from across the border on a day IAF fighter jets crossed the Line of Control and destroyed a vast terror camp within Pakistan in a pre-dawn strike.
As per the reports, the chopper, an Mi-17 transport chopper crashed in an open field near Garend Kalaan village in Budgam at 10.05 am.
Visuals showed the wrecked fuselage in flames and a large number of villagers standing around it. The chopper broke into two and caught fire immediately, the officials said.
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According to media reports, airports in Jammu, Srinagar and Leh have been put on high alert. Flights to Jammu, Srinagar, Leh, Amritsar, Pathankot, Chandigadh, Dehradun and Dharamshala have been suspended till further notice.