India, Aug. 24 -- The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended helicopter operations in Uttarakhand after a helicopter carrying relief material in heavy rain affected areas of Uttarkashi district crashed killing all three people on board on Wednesday and another helicopter carrying similar relief made an emergency landing on Friday afternoon in the same district.

After a meeting with the Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA), State Disaster Relief Authority (SDRA) and representatives of two helicopter operators part of the relief operation, on Saturday, the DGCA has said the operations will remain suspended till the state government comes up with a standard operating procedure for the operation. Howev...