Two pilots and a technician were injured on Thursday afer an army helicopter made a precautionary landing in Jammu and Kashmirs Kishtwar district.

Defence sources said that at 11.15 a.m. on Thursday, an Army Aviation ALH Dhruv helicopter on an operational mission made a precautionary landing on the banks of Marua river.

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"As per inputs, the pilots had reported a technical fault to the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and proceeded for a precautionary landing. Due to the undulating ground, undergrowth and unprepared landing area, the helicopter apparently made a hard landing.

"Immediate rescue operations were launched and Army rescue teams reached the site. Two pilots and a technician were on board. All three injured personnel have been evacuated to Command Hospital, Udhampur," the sources said.

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

(With inputs from IANS)