Search operations continue in landslide-hit Tupul area
Relentless search operations by the Indian Army, Assam Rifles, Territorial Army, SDRF and NDRF at the incident site at Tupul, Manipur continue.
KOHIMA: Relentless search operations by the Indian Army, Assam Rifles, Territorial Army, SDRF and NDRF at the incident site at Tupul, Manipur continue. Fresh teams were deployed on the morning of July 2 to augment the efforts in the search.
Wall Radar is being successfully used and a Search and Rescue Dog is being employed to assist in the search. So far 13 Territorial Army personnel and 5 civilians have been safely rescued, while mortal remains of 18 Territorial Army personnel and 6 civilians have been recovered so far.
Mortal remains of 14 personnel, including 1 JCO and 12 other ranks of Territorial Army personnel were sent to respective home stations by two IAF aircraft and an Indian Army helicopter, while the mortal remains of one were sent to Kangpokpi district of Manipur by road, after wreath-laying by GOC Red Shield Division and IG IGAR (South) at Imphal with full-military honours in the morning of July 2. Similar military honours will be paid at respective home stations too. The search operation for 12 missing Territorial Army personnel and 26 civilians continues, a press release said.