Indian spy aircraft crashes

BOXIRAHAT, Jan 26 : One spy aircraft of the Indian Airforce, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) took off from No. 16 Hashimar Air Base station, crashed in a dense forest near Gomtu of neighbouring Bhutan Royal Kingdom on Wednesday last.

According to Hashnimara Airforce sources, the vehicle took off at 3.30 pm on Wednesday but crashed at 4.00 pm on the same day.

The unmanned aircraft was used for collecting datas of Indo-Bhutan and Indo-China Border areas of Assam, North Bengal and also Sikkim.

It moved between Bagdogra and Guwahati and helped in taking photos of the entire Border areas and provided datas for the Indian defence forces.

The vehicle had the capacity to run up to 32 hours continuously with a speed of 100 km per hour and at a height of six km.

Airforce officials rushed to the crash site of UAV as soon as they were informed of the incident.

It is to be mentioned that Hasnimara Air Base is an important Air Base for the security of Assam (West), North Bengal and Sikkim particularly to avert Chinese aggression into the region.