Pakistan force Indian helicopter to land...

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  1. Pakistan force Indian helicopter to land...Then they detain 4 officers..Breaking News...

    Could be nothing, but
  2. But what?
    Don't keep us in suspense!

  3. They hate each other...but
  4. Are you Welsh?
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  5. Patience.....

    A spokesman for Pakistan's army says authorities have forced an Indian military helicopter to land and have taken its four-member crew into custody for violating Pakistani airspace.

    Major-General Athar Abbas said the incident occurred on Sunday near Skardu, a city in northeastern Pakistan fairly close to the border with India-administered Kashmir.

    "The helicopter had came deep into our airspace. It was forced to land. Four Indian army officers have been taken into safe custody. They are safe," Abbas told the Reuters news agency.

    Abbas did not say what Pakistan planned to do with them, but said India had been informed and "investigations are under way".

    Pakistan and India have fought three major wars since they gained independence from Britain in 1947.

    There you go a bit more info...but
  6. Wonder if they'll play the navigation error card? You did say four officers, might be plausible then.
  7. Tuffy old boy, link please?
  8. Fair bet the 4 Indians will be getting the jumper leads to the balls about now.
  9. Rayc

    Rayc RIP

    Quick end to LoC breach by copter
    - Pak frees Indian soldiers after hotline request


    Oct. 23: Four Indian soldiers were detained in Pakistan this afternoon after their helicopter “mistakenly” crossed the Line of Control, but they returned to India within hours following a top-level military-to-military understanding.

    India’s Director-General of Military Operations had spoken to his counterpart over a “hotline” and sought the release of the chopper and the soldiers: a lieutenant colonel, two majors and a junior commissioned officer.

    The Cheetah helicopter was forced to land at the military base in Skardu, in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), around 1.20pm after it flew into Pakistani airspace. Sometime after Islamabad agreed to release the soldiers, apparently having interrogated them, the chopper landed in Kargil at 5.55pm.

    “We are relieved that our officers and helicopter are back in India. We greatly appreciate the manner in which Pakistan worked with us in resolving the matter,” foreign ministry spokesperson Vishnu Prakash said.

    This was one of the swiftest military-to-military friendly exchanges between the two countries. The militaries have cooperated during natural disasters, such as the Kashmir earthquake of 2005 and the cloudburst in Ladakh earlier this year.

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    Quick end to LoC breach by copter
  10. Let me see. 4 officers on 1 chopper + 1map =...

    Yapp, seems plausible. And it looks like the pakistanies came to the same conclusion.
  11. Probably off to open a curry house or maybe a corner shop..I hear there are not many in Pakistan.