Later, the helicopter took off from the sphere and landed at Uttarlai, sources mentioned. (Representational)

Jaipur:

A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Air Drive made a precautionary touchdown in an open area in Rajasthan’s Jalore district on Thursday after creating a technical snag, police mentioned.

“The helicopter landed within the area close to Sarnau village. After practically half an hour, it took off,” Station Home Officer, Sanchore, Arvind Kumar mentioned.

Defence sources mentioned the helicopter was on a routine sortie from Ahmedabad to Uttarlai (Barmer) when it developed some technical snag mid-air following which the pilot needed to make a precautionary touchdown.

Later, the helicopter took off from the sphere and landed at Uttarlai, the sources mentioned.