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3 soldiers fall to the ground while descending from helicopter during Army Day Parade rehearsal - watch video
In a shocking incident, three jawans got injured at Delhi-based Cantonment playground while rehearsing ahead of Indian Army Day Parade, an event celebrated on January 15th every year, in the honour of Lieutenant General KM Kariappa, the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. The ceremony is being held annually on this day since 1949.

According to media reports, the mishap happened while the chopper was hovering in the air and the jawans were coming down to the ground by gripping the rope that was used for the rehearsal and attached to the Advanced Light Helicopter 'Dhruv'. During their practice, all three personnel fell on the ground after their rope snapped.

Soon after the accident, all three injured jawans were immediately taken to the hospital by the Indian Army. However, the good news is that none of the three army personnel received any serious injuries.

The heart-wrenching video which went viral on social media, shows the soldiers descending from the chopper while holding the rope that is seen attached to the helicopter. Just as the third soldier begins to climb down to the ground, the rope is seen slipping off the chopper resulting in the accident.

In order to determine the actual cause behind the accident which is yet not clear, an enquiry has been ordered by the Indian Army.

As per reports, the mishap that reportedly occurred on January 9, has raised several questions on the safety parameters being followed by the Indian Army while conducting such rehearsals.

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