Indian soldiers injured in Britain accident

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Several Indian soldiers were injured when a vehicle carrying them met with an accident in Britain’s Salisbury Plain, the Indian Army said here on Thursday.

The Indian soldiers were in Britain to participate in “Ajeya Warrior” joint drill between the armies of India and Britain.

The Indian Army said a “few” Indian soldiers sustained injuries and at least two of them suffered leg fractures in the accident that took place on Wednesday.

The accident took place while Indian and British soldiers were returning from the training area. Some British soldiers also sustained injuries.

“The road traffic collision happened on a by-way which cuts through the Salisbury Plain,” an Indian Army official said.

The injured included personnel from the Kumaon Regiment.

“Ajeya Warrior” is being conducted from June 13 to 28 at Westdown Camp, Salisbury Plain Training Area. The drill is held bi-annually in both the countries alternatively.

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