Indian Army Trishakti Corps Continues Relief Operations in North Sikkim

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New Delhi, 19th June 2024: The Indian Army’s Trishakti Corps remains steadfast in its relief efforts in North Sikkim, where more than 1200 tourists have been stranded since June 12-13. Evacuation operations commenced on June 17, with troops from Trishakti Corps playing a crucial role in supporting the civil administration’s efforts.

Due to extensive landslides, the evacuation process involves transporting tourists on foot and by vehicle wherever connectivity permits.

Under challenging weather and terrain conditions, Indian Army signallers successfully restored mobile connectivity for BSNL and Airtel on June 18. Additionally, the Army has installed over half a dozen telephone booths since June 12, enabling locals and tourists to communicate with their families.

Medical teams have set up aid booths, providing essential medical care to residents and tourists alike. Over 115 individuals have received medical attention, including a critical emergency response to a 24-year-old suffering from High Altitude Pulmonary Edema and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Lachung.

The Indian Army has ensured that all stranded individuals receive basic necessities such as rations and logistical support during this challenging period.

Furthermore, Indian Army engineers are assisting the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) by providing manpower and resources to restore connectivity in the region.