The Mi-17 V5 chopper crashed at around 6 am when it was on an air maintenance mission. Picture for representational purpose. Photograph: (Others)
The crash occurred during a routine sortie, reports said.
An Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter crashed near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh today.
At least five Air Force personnel and 2 Armymen have died in the crash.
The Mi-17 crash took place around 6 am(local time) when it was on a maintenance mission.
Rescue teams have reached the crash site in Tawang near the Indo-China border and admitted the injured to a local hospital.
A court of inquiry has been ordered into the crash.