• Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

ASSAM RIFLES ONCE AGAIN COME TO THE RESCUE OF FLOOD VICTIMS

Torrential rains and floods have once again disrupted normal life in Imphal valley since. The situation worsened after the banks of Iril, Imphal and Kongba rivers gave way, resulting in floods at Singjamei, Thonju, Canchipur and Manipur University.

For assistance in flood relief, the DCs of Imphal East and West requisitioned the Assam Rifles since 2nd July 2024. Living upto their commitment as ‘Sentinels of the North East’, the Assam Rifles has been relentlessly carrying out flood relief under ‘Operation Jal Rahat’.

As part this operation, soldiers of Assam Rifles have assisted in plugging the breaches in Imphal, Kongba and Iril rivers. Utilizing the boats available with them, the Assam Rifles have successfully evacuated over 1200 people who were stranded in areas inundated by waters flowing out of the rivers. In addition, medical aid was provided in the affected areas.

The selfless actions of Assam Rifles were also witnessed during the floods caused by Cyclone Remal between 28th May and 5th June 24. During this period, the Assam Rifles had evacuated over 6000 persons and were instrumental in distribution of aid material to include food, medicines and water.

In the past three days over 200 soldiers of Assam Rifles have been committed on a daily basis to provide assistance during these difficult times. The services of this Force, which has a close and old association with Manipur, has contributed towards prevention of further devastation in the State.

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