Indian soldiers injured in military exercise in Britain

London, June 18 (IANS) More than 20 Indian soldiers in Britain were injured when their vehicles collided during a joint military exercise on Salisbury Plain, a chalk plateau in central southern England, media reported on Thursday.

Although both British and Indian soldiers were injured in the accident during exercise Ajeya Warrior, the majority of the injured were Indians, The Telegraph reported citing a source.

The accident took place around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to police, four or five soldiers might have suffered “life-changing” injuries, the daily said, adding that at least one Indian soldier lost a limb.

“From our perspective we have taken two patients with life threatening injuries, and flown them to Southampton,” a spokesperson for South West Ambulance Service was quoted as saying.

Eight soldiers with serious injures were taken to Salisbury Hospital, she added.

The spokesperson, however, could not provide the exact number of soldiers being treated for their injuries.

Salisbury Plain covers an area of 780 sq km and is Britain’s biggest military training area.

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