Arunachal chopper crash: Army pays obeisance to officers with full military honors

The Indian Army paid full military honours to Lieutenant Colonel VVB Reddy and Major Jayanth A on Friday in Tezpur, Assam. Notably, on Thursday, two Indian Army personnel were killed in the line of duty while on an operational sortie in Arunachal Pradesh.

“Full military honors were paid at Tezpur to the mortal remains of Lt Col VVB Reddy and Maj Jayanth A of Army Aviation, who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty on March 16 while on an operational sortie in Arunachal Pradesh,” read a release from the Indian Army.

Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Rawat, Defence Guwahati Public Relations Officer, stated that the wreath was laid on behalf of a grateful nation for the officers’ unwavering service to the nation.

The mortal remains were flown in a Special Military Plane to their hometowns of Yadadri (near Hyderabad), Telangana, and Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

According to officials, an Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter flying an operational sortie near Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh crashed near the Mandala hills area of the state on Thursday.

According to Rawat, the aircraft lost contact with the Air Traffic Controller around 9.15 a.m. on Thursday.

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