Search operations by Indian Army, Assam Rifles, Territorial Army, SDRF and NDRF at the incident site at Tupul, Manipur continues despite adverse weather conditions owing to heavy rains and fresh landslides last night.
The Through Wall Radar and Search and Rescue Dog inducted are being employed to hasten the search operation. Besides the 13 Territorial Army personnel and 05 civilians that were safely rescued, mortal remains of 23 Territorial Army personnel and 11 civilians have been recovered so far.
Mortal remains of seven personnel of Territorial Army were sent to respective home stations by IAF aircraft and an Indian Army helicopter to Kolkata, Bagdogra and Agartala. They were paid full military honors by GOC RedShield Division and IG IGAR (South) at Imphal in the morning of 03 Jul. Similar befitting honors will be paid at respective home stations as well.
Relentless efforts to search for remaining seven missing Territorial Army personnel and 21 civilians will continue till the last individual is found.
( Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee )
(Photo Courtesy : Indian Army)