In a bizarre incident on Jan 9, three jawans of the Indian Army got injured during a practice drill ahead of the Army Day on Jan 15.
The incident occurred due to helicopter boom malfunction. In a video which has come out on the incident, it can be clearly seen that while the Jawans were slithering from a chopper, the rope snapped and the troops came down crashing on the ground
All the three jawans have been reported safe. The army authorities have called for an investigation into the matter.
Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Lieutenant General K. M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949.
The day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in the national capital New Delhi as well as in all headquarters.