New Delhi: At least four Indian commandos have been killed as Indian Air Force’s new C-130 J aircraft, one of six bought from the US two years ago, has crashed near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.
According to NDTV, the plane, also known as Super Hercules, had reportedly taken off from Agra in Uttar Pradesh and crashed 72 miles from Gwalior.
The multi-role special operations aircraft, had reportedly been used during the recent search for the missing Malaysian airliner MH 370. It was also used in relief operations after the Uttarakhand floods and for a recent landing at Daulat Beg Oldie near the border with China.
India had recently inducted six C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, which were bought from the US at the cost of around Rs 6000 crore (USD 1.1 billion) four years ago.