Search operations continue for 2 Indian Army soldiers missing since May 28
Two Indian Army soldiers have been missing since May 28 from their place of deployment in Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Line of Actual Control (LAC) sector which falls under the Eastern Command headquartered in Kolkata. Identified as Naik Prakash Singh and Lance Naik Harender Singh Negi, the two soldiers are believed to have accidentally fallen into a fast-flowing river near their post.
Intensive search operations are underway for the army personnel, who both belong to the same unit of the Garhwal regiment.
The military in a statement said: “Despite immediate and thorough search and rescue operations, including aerial reconnaissance and track dogs brought into action, no success was achieved in the recovery of personnel. The operations research has been going on for the past two weeks. . ”
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Meanwhile, belonging to Uttarakhand, the family members of the two soldiers have been briefed on the unfortunate incident and are being updated regularly. Reports quote Naik Singh’s wife, Mamata, as saying she was contacted by army officials on May 29, informing her that her husband had disappeared a day ago. Another call was made to him on June 9, during which he was told that the two soldiers may have drowned in the river.
Similar calls were made to Lance Naik Negi’s wife, who voiced her misgivings about the two soldiers going to the river, unaware of the people around. Meanwhile, a court of inquiry to investigate the incident has been convened by the military.