The unsung heroes are leaving no stone unturned to bring smiles to flood affected people in Kerala. The way Indian Army has made 13 temporary bridges to reconnect 38 remote areas, total of 3627 personnels have been rescued. Indian Army is working with 10 flood relief columns, 10 Engineer Task Force, 53 BAUTs have been assigned rescue and relief operations. The Engineer Boats are also being used in the rescue operations.
In a rescue operation undertaken in East Chalakudy, a column of eight Engineer Regiment led by Lieutenant Anshu Mali rescued 256 civilians that included three pregnant ladies and a large number of old couples in Chalakudy area.
Here is the task force led by Major Upreti of Sudarshan Chakra Sappers involved in rescue work at Thiruvilla, one of the worst affected places. They worked non-stop for 15 hours in heavy rains to evacuate 250 persons, many sick and homeless.
They came as a ray of hope for infants, sick and needy people. Naib Subedar Manbar Singh of 13 Garhwal Rifles led his column and carried out operations in 8-10 feet deep water for full day and rescued 536 persons.
Two week long platoon level joint military exercise between Indian Army and Royal Thai Army culminated on 19 August 2018. The exercise helped in enhancing the cooperation, sharing expertise and bonhomie among troops.
Captain Syed Ashad Ahmed of eight Engineer Regiment, established captive ferry to rescue 57 civilians from Chngannur. Indian Army made 15 bridges, provided relief material to 20 villages, and meals ready to eat to 1200 civilians.
Engineer Task Force of 202 Engineer Regiment rescued total of 1850 personnel including patients, children, ladies and senior citizens. Provided food, water, clothing, medicines.
#Update#Keralafloods2018 Engineer Task Force of 202 Engineer Regiment rescued total of 1850 personnel including patients, children , ladies and senior citizens. Provided food, water, clothing, medicines. We are at it. #OpMadad #KeralaFloodRelief @PIB_India @SpokespersonMoD pic.twitter.com/1j9jkf8qyP
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A joint rescue operation launched by personnel from the Dogra Regiment of the Indian Army & Karnataka Civil Defence volunteers. Around 50 people rescued from their homes in Somwarpet taluk of Kodagu district.