As the flood situation in Gujarat is yet to show any signs of abating Indian Army troops have further reached out into more areas. Swiftly, changing from their combat ready profile to saviors in uniform, the Indian Army troops are heading to places where the situation is worst. Preparing for day and night deployment away from their barracks, these troops have established themselves at Ramgarh, Tharad, and Deodar in North Gujarat.
Moving out to areas suffering the maximum, rescue teams evacuated 718 personnel to safer area and provided relief items such as food, drinking water and medicines to over 800 people stranded in their homes. The teams operating out of Tharad and Deodar, rescued villagers from Khanpur, Khuda, Dhima and Vami located in close proximity. Overnight the teams comprising of Southern Command troops have redeployed to reach affected areas in Village Dharodo North of Bhuj where the situation was deteriorating fast, and rushed out to provide relief.
Further rescue operations in aid to civil authorities are still continuing. The state administration in the state of Gujarat is appreciative of the prompt response by the Army Jawans who have launched unrelenting rescue missions. Lt Gen Ashok Singh, GOC-in-C Southern Command has assured the state administration that troops would continue to render maximum possible help on a war footing in this hour of distress of the populace.