Gangtok: The Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army has commenced extensive operations aimed at restoring critical infrastructure in North Sikkim, which suffered severe devastation from flash floods. The floods left several areas isolated, causing significant loss of life and property.
Upon reaching Rabom village in the northwest region of Sikkim, the Indian Army undertook a heroic mission to rescue approximately 200 individuals who were helpless due to the flash floods. The army’s swift response played a crucial role in saving lives during this challenging time.
Over the past five days, the Indian Army has been diligently working to re-establish transportation routes, particularly focusing on connecting the isolated North Sikkim region with other cities through Chungthang. This effort is vital in facilitating the movement of people, goods, and relief supplies in and out of the affected areas.
Recognising the urgent needs of the affected population, the army has been providing essential emergency assistance, including food, water, medical aid, and shelter, to communities that found themselves cut off from communication and support networks.
In response to the disaster, the Indian Army has compiled a list of approximately 2,000 tourists, including 63 foreign citizens, who were in the affected region. As part of their humanitarian efforts, the army has initiated the process of repatriating these tourists by air, ensuring their safety during this challenging situation.