Jammu &Kashmir,Oct,24:: Just within few hours after an Army helicopter with four Indian Army personnel, onboard , were detained in Pakistan army after the helicopter entered in their airspace, reportedly because of bad weather, the issue has been resolved.
Army sources confirmed that the chopper with the crew onboard has returned to Kargil.
The issue was resolved after the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) on both sides discussed the matter with each other.
Army sources revealed that the pilots would be questioned and the Global Positioning System (GPS) devices of the chopper will be analyzed by the officials getting the details including location and time of the incident.
Earlier Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army Aviation, which was flying to Bhimbat from Leh, was first reported to have gone missing and was then escorted down by Pakistani Army. Three Indian officers, including the pilot and co-pilot, and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) onboard were taken into custody by Pakistan Army.
The airspace violation incurred at 1 pm Pakistan Standard Time in Olding in the Kargil sector in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Sources revealed that the helicopter strayed 20 kilometers inside the Pakistani territory, as claimed by the authorities there.
"The chopper strayed deep inside our territory. The crew is safe and investigations are on", General Athar Abbas, Spokesman of the Pakistan Military spoksman confermed .
The Army, meanwhile, has said that the chopper's landing in Pakistan was not a deliberate intrusion.