IAF copter hit by bullet in Doda, alert sounded

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Drass, July 26 (ANI): A bullet was fired at an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter flying over the Doda sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, following which a high alert was sounded in the region.

All security forces have been put on alert and a massive security drill has been launched after the incident.

Air Officer Commanding, Jammu and Kashmir, Air Marshal J. Chouhan said the air force has put all its flights on high alert and precautions are being taken while flying in J and K.

Speaking to the media after laying a wreath at the Kargil war memorial in Doda Air Marshal Chouhan said a hole was created in the tail of the copter by the bullet.

Personnel of the Delta Force and Rashtriya Rifles are sanitizing the area to make sure the area is safe.

The Indian Air Force provides copters as civilian air support in the Gurez, Kargil, Leh, Kishtwar, and Doda areas.

AN-32 and MI-17 copters fly almost regularly for civilian support during the closure of roads due to snowfall or other problems, Air Marshal Chouhan said. (ANI)

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