|Red Horns Div launches flood relief ops|
GUWAHATI, Aug 20 - The Red Horns Division of the Indian Army has launched flood relief operations in association with the civil administration in aid of the affected population in the flood-affected districts.
As part of the operations, the Indian Army today launched two columns for flood relief operations in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts. The flood relief column consists of an officer, two JCOs and 35 personnel of various ranks.
With the rising waters of the Saralbhanga river in Kokrajhar and other major tributaries of the Brahmaputra in Chirang, many villagers have been displaced, a defence press statement said.
“The Army swung into action with boats and relief material in the affected locations promptly. It also rescued many villagers from inundated areas and provided relief in terms of food and medical assistance. The Army, in consonance with the civil administration, is also geared for further operations as the flood situation worsens,” informed Lt Col Suneet Newton.