Arunachal Pradesh Helicopter Crash: RPG “Brought Down” Army Helicopter? Militant Outfit Claims Responsibility

The Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF), an illegal underground group, has taken credit for the crash of the Indian Army helicopter in Arunachal Pradesh on October 21.

In a statement, the RPF said that members of the Manipur Naga People’s Front and the RPF’s military wing, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), used RPGs and mortars to “destroy” an Indian Army helicopter in Arunachal Pradesh.

“Two days ago, our cadres found the route of the Indian-made Rudra Advanced Light Helicopter, which was ambushed by the MNPF and the PLA at 10 a.m. As soon as the helicopter reached the target, our cadres fired RPGs and mortars and destroyed the war helicopter, killing the top officers,” the RPF said in a statement.

In its statement, the RPF also asked the union government to pull Indian armed forces out of the states of Manipur, Nagaland, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Jammu & Kashmir.

The underground militant group has also warned that it will keep attacking Indian military troops if the government doesn’t pull them back.

This statement from the RPF is getting a lot of attention on social media right now.

Earlier, the Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) also took credit for the ambush on an Assam Rifles convoy in Manipur, which killed five Assam Rifles soldiers, including the 46 Assam Rifles commanding officer, his wife, and their 8-year-old son.

On October 21, a Rudra advanced light helicopter (ALH) of the Indian Army crashed near Migging village in the Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. There were five people on board, including two pilots.

In the terrible helicopter crash in Arunachal Pradesh, all five people from the Indian Army died.

The crash site has been found to be in Arunachal Pradesh, near the border between India and China. It is called Singging.

Most likely, the helicopter crashed because of a technical or mechanical problem.

Air Traffic Control (ATC) had gotten a “May Day” call that suggested a technical or mechanical problem before the crash.

A defence statement said, “This (technical failure) will be the focus of the court of inquiry, which was set up right away to look into what caused the accident.”

Major Mustafa Bohara, 27, Major Vikas Bhambu, 27, Sepoy Rohitash Kumar, 33, Craftsman (Engine Technician) KV Ashwin, and Havildar Brijesh Sinha, both from Assam, were killed in the helicopter crash in Arunachal Pradesh.

The helicopter was being flown by Major Mustafa Bohara and Major Vikas Bhambu.

“According to reports, the weather was good for flying. The pilots had a total of more than 600 hours of flight time on ALH-WSI and more than 1,800 hours of flight time in service. “The plane went into service in June 2015,” said the statement.

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