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India accuses Pakistan of taking security data from army chopper

Indian media has alleged that Pakistani army has downloaded the GPS coordinates of all helipads from its army helicopter.
Indian media quoted top government sources as saying the incident was being probed at a high level as the GPS data of the helicopter was found wiped out, along with nicknames and code signs of all the helipads in the 14 Corps area.
Leh-based 14 Corps is responsible for defence of Kargil-Leh, Siachen Glacier, and Line of Actual Control (LAC) with Tibet.
“We are treating the incident with utmost concern as coordinates of all helipads in the 14 Corps, including Siachen Glacier and LAC, are now with Pakistan army with code signs and nicknames,” said a senior official.
Senior officials said the Indian crew was being questioned as the Cheetah was fitted with the GPS and there was no reason for the machine to stray into Pakistan.
To add insult to injury, the Pakistan artillery helipad (with number 90), on which the Cheetah landed in the Marol area just across the LoC in Kargil sector, was not known to the Indian Army.
The Pakistan army allowed the chopper to return to Kargil after refuelling the machine and giving directions to pilots.

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  1. Shehnam said:

    Oh really. So you violate our land and expect to give you guys a 21 toapoo ki salami kia!!!!You guys breached our security and thanks to Pakistan's army, izzat se wapas kr diya warna it could have been prolonged

  2. Muneeb Ijaz said:

    hamare helicopter ya jahaz galti say bhi india ki sar zameen par chale jaye to ye baniye log hamare jahaz tabah kar dete hain…itne begairat log hain indian army wale k PIA ka jahaz bhi nahi chora tha…

  3. david said:

    @ many above
    we could be magnanimous and not gloat over a mistake due to natural causes..
    Pakistan did great, decision makers , for once, deserve some praise!

  4. Ammad said:

    hmmmm may be ISI infiltrated the GPS system of the chopper when it was being manufactured and made adjustments so it could wander into Pakistani territory.. Or may the chopper turned out to be a LeT activist!! Indian army must be terrified!!! Just waiting till the Indian media comes out with the biggest blockbuster plot ever.. The helicopters being manufactured in India are being barinwashed by ISI..

  5. Anon said:

    This is nothing but sensational journalism.

    1. If one country gets their hands on another country's defense equipment, strip searching them would be a fair game and within the protocol. US/Japan did it with MIG-25. China and Pakistan did it with US cruise missile fired over Afghanistan which came down unexploded.

    2. If Pakistan got the coordinates of India's LOC helipads or India got Pakistan's, how can that be a big deal? Their intelligence agencies can get these at anytime without even lifting a single finger if you believe in modern technologies. There are number of different ways to do it (from radar and radio signal intelligence to satellite imagery). Helipads are not briefcases that can be tucked under your bed.

    3. If a foreign intelligence took data, they would try to hide that information. So, in this case (as reported) Pakistan authority would never erase the data from the instrument. Because that would give away the knowledge of what they did.

    Stupid Hindustan Times tried to make a sensational news out of it quoting "government sources" and "senior official". And, here is what they did not mention (call it those idiots' lack of source):

    "There is no secret information in any helicopter. It is regular information that is needed for any machine. So I do not think that is the case," Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju said (Source: India Today).

    India today also reports: "Sources in the ministry of defence told Headlines Today that the Pakistan Army did strip-search the helicopter, as is the norm for such violations. such choppers do not have its own navigation system and pilots use commercially available hand-held global positioning system (GPS) devices.
    Data in the GPS is at no stage a dictionary of helipads and air bases and hence no secrets could be compromised. They said pilots usually access the flight path, destination and a few helipads or bases in the vicinity in case of bad weather or requirement of alternative landing sites through their handheld GPS systems."

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