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IAF probing whether friendly fire brought down own chopper after Balakot strike

Updated : March 31, 2019 03:18 PM IST

The officials, who are familiar with the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity, believe that the Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter may not have switched on the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system which identifies the flying object to radars, whether it is an enemy or one of its own. 
The helicopter crashed at Budgam after taking off from Srinagar airport at 10:10 am, soon after Pakistani Air Force jets had attempted to violate the Indian airspace at around 9.30 am on February 27.
IAF probing whether friendly fire brought down own chopper after Balakot strike
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