An Indian Army team including five officers, 7 junior commission officers and jawans of 70 other ranks have been deployed in the search operation in the Brahmaputra river where a mechanised boat capsized on Wednesday.
Informing this, Guwahati-based Army spokesman Lt Col P Khongsai stated in a press communique on Thursday, “The Army personnel along with the SDRF and NDRF have been carrying out search for the missing persons and the boat but no fruitful result achieved till now.”
Khongsai also informed, “Indian Navy personnel will join the operation and the task will be carried out again tomorrow.”
The Army spokesman further informed that the Army includes team from the Engineer Regiment and the personnel from the IWT Battalion equipped with sophisticated equipment for the operation.
Indian Air Force helicopters were also used for recce of the area.
It may be mentioned that over 40 persons were reportedly on board the ill-fated mechanised boat which capsized on Wednesday at Aswaklanta Ghat, the north bank of river Brahmaputa in North Guwahati.