SEARCH OPERATIONS CONTINUE IN TUPUL GENERAL AREA ON 02 JULY
AZIR KHOBOR, MANIPUR, 2ND JULY, 2022 : Relentless search operations by Indian Army, Assam Rifles, Territorial Army, SDRF and NDRF at the incident site at Tupul, Manipur continue. Fresh teams were deployed in the morning of 02 Jul to augment the efforts in the search.
Through Wall Radar is being successfully used and Search and Rescue Dog is being employed to assist in the search. So far 13 Territorial Army personnel and 05 civilians have been safely rescued, while mortal remains of 18 Territorial Army personnel and 06 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 aircrafts and an Indian Army helicopter, while one mortal remain was sent to Kangpokpi Distt Manipur by road, after wreath laying by GOC Red Shield Division and IG IGAR (South) at Imphal with full military honours in morning of 02 Jul . Similar befitting honours will be paid at respective home stations as per military tradition.
Search for 12 missing Territorial Army personnel and 26 civilians still continues.