16/03/2023 07:13 PM | Click to read full article
A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army crashed on March 16 around 9:15 am near Mandala, west of Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh. A search operation for the two pilots onboard is currently underway. HAL Cheetah is known for its capability to operate in hot tropical weather as well as high altitude conditions. Over the years, along with HAL Chetak, the Cheetah has developed a reputation of being unsafe, with the armed forces attempting to find upgrades for these rotorcraft.