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Search for Army personnel who fell into stream in Arunachal Pradesh continues

All-out efforts are being made by deploying all available resources to locate the missing JCO, the Defence MInistry stated.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 30 Jun 2022, 2:53 am

(Representational Image: Pixabay)
(Representational Image: Pixabay)

A search operation has been launched after Naib Subedar Amrendra Kumar of Red Shield Division slipped and accidentally fell into a fast flowing mountain stream around 2 pm Sunday while on patrol in the forward areas of the remote Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, official sources said.

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A large number of search parties have since been launched and the scope of search has been expanded to include the downstream flow of the mountain stream, a PIB release stated.

Assistance of local villagers and civil administration is also being taken and they have been incorporated in the efforts to locate the JCO, it added.

It further stated that the extensive search operation continued non-stop, even as extremely rugged terrain and incessant rains have made the progress very slow. Notwithstanding the adverse climatic conditions, all-out efforts are being made by deploying all available resources to locate the missing JCO, it added.

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First published:29 Jun 2022, 2:51 pm

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Arunachal PradeshNaib Subedar Amrendra Kumar

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