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Two army pilots martyred in Siachin chopper crash

06 Dec, 2021
The Army's media wing said the search and rescue helicopters and army troops have reached the site where incident happened. File photo/ AFP
The Army's media wing said the search and rescue helicopters and army troops have reached the site where incident happened. File photo/ AFP

Two pilots of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom in a helicopter crash in Siachin, according to the Inter Services Public Relations statement on Monday.

Major Irfan Bercha and Major Raja Zeeshan Jahanzeb were identified as the deceased officers.

The military's media wing said that search and rescue helicopters and army troops have reached the site where incident happened.

In December 2020, four military personnel were martyred when a Pakistan Army Aviation helicopter crashed during a casualty evacuation in the Minimarg area of Astore district in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The officers and soldiers who embraced martyrdom were Pilot Major M. Hussain, Co Pilot Maj Ayaz Hussain, Naik Inzimam Alam and Sepoy Muhammad Farooq.