With heavy rains wreaking havoc in Maharashtra, the Indian Army has mobilized its groups to help the native administration in flood-affected areas, it mentioned on Friday.
A complete of 15 aid and rescue groups comprising troops from the Aundh Military Station and Bombay Engineer Group primarily based at Pune have been deployed in affected areas, a Defense launch mentioned.
The Army has launched “Operation Varsha 21” for flood aid and rescue work within the state, it mentioned.
“With the unprecedented rains and resultant heavy flow of water in various rivers, a number of areas in many states are likely to be impacted by floods. Presently the districts of Ratnagiri, Raigad, Pune, Satara, Kolhapur and Sangli in Maharashtra have been affected,” it mentioned.
“These columns will be assisting the civil administration in the rescue of local population stranded in submerged areas till normalcy is restored,” it mentioned.
Lt Gen J S Nain, GOC-In-C Southern Command, said that the “Indian Army stands with people in these testing times and all assistance will be provided by the Army in the affected areas”.
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