IPS officer Vaibhav Chandrakant Nimbalkar, who was critically injured in a violent border clash at Lailapur in Cachar district along the Assam-Mizoram boundary, is gradually recovering at a Mumbai hospital.

Nimbalkar, who was posted as SP in Cachar district, was airlifted to Mumbai and underwent surgery at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital after he was injured during an exchange of fire between the police forces of Assam and Mizoram.

In a photograph that surfaced on social media, the senior police officer is seen taking slow steps using a walker, which according to the doctors is a fast step towards recovery.

The 2009 batch IPS officer suffered multiple fractures in his femur bone and was initially rushed to Silchar Medical College and Hospital in a critical condition.

Six policemen and a civilian were killed and around 50 others injured after the violent clashes along the border on August 6.

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