Guwahati, 16th March 2023: Today, a helicopter from the Indian Army crashed in Arunachal Pradesh (AP) close to Mandala. Major and Lieutenant Colonel crew members are missing. According to the army, the plane lost communication with the air traffic controller at about 9:15 AM.

At roughly 09:15 AM on 16th March, an Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter conducting an operational sortie near Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh, reportedly lost communication with the ATC.

It is said to have crashed west of Bomdila, close to Mandala. Search teams have been organised, according to the army.