On Friday, Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, commander of the Northern Army, travelled to Machna village in the Kishtwar region of Jammu and Kashmir to express gratitude to the locals for their prompt response to the hard landing of a security forces helicopter on May 4.
After a hard landing in a forest in the upper reaches of Kishtwar district 4 in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army helicopter crashed due to a technical problem, killing a technician and injuring the two pilots.
Due to heavy snowfall, the sophisticated light helicopter Dhruv had to make an emergency landing on the banks of a river in the Marwah area.
My location was Srinagar. DCs and DGP were present. According to Lt. Gen. Dwivedi, “I informed them that I am come here (village) to thank you all.
He went on to say that the village’s reputation has been elevated thanks to their efforts to rescue the army aviators in the chopper crash.
The news was tweeted. Over 3.50 million people have already seen it. The GoC-In-C added, “The pictures of you all have gone throughout the world, you all and your village are now known place.”