Published — Wednesday 23 May 2012
Last update 23 May 2012 5:32 pm
SRINAGAR, India: An official in Indian-administered Kashmir says an army helicopter has crashed on a glacier battlefield high in the Himalayas, killing the pilot and injuring another person.
Army spokesman Lt. Col. J.S. Brar says the Indian Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday on Siachen Glacier, at the northern tip of the divided Kashmir region claimed by both India and Pakistan.
The glacier is known as the world’s highest battleground. Thousands of troops have been stationed there since 1984.
More troops have died from the grueling conditions than from hostile fire.
Brar says the army has ordered a probe into the crash.