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Army sets up court of inquiry into missing soldiers in Arunachal

Despite immediate and extensive search and rescue operations, including aerial reconnaissance and tracker dogs being pressed into action, no success in the recovery of the personnel has been achieved, an official said.

NEW DELHI:

The Indian army, on June 12, has set up a court of inquiry to investigate the case where two of its personnel went missing on May 28 in Arunachal Pradesh.

“Intensive search operations have been ongoing for two Indian Army personnel, deployed in forward areas of Anjaw district in Arunachal Pradesh since 28 May 2022,” an official said.

Naik Prakash Singh and Lance Naik Harender Singh of 7th Garhwal Rifles, deployed in a forward post of Arunachal Pradesh, are presumed to have accidentally fallen into a fast-flowing river in close proximity to their Post.

“Despite immediate and extensive search and rescue operations, including aerial reconnaissance and tracker dogs being pressed into action, no success in the recovery of the personnel has been achieved.  The search operations are continuing for the last two weeks.  A court of inquiry to investigate the incident has been convened by the Army,” a defence official said.

The search operations are continuing for the last two weeks. “Family members of the two soldiers in Uttrakhand have been informed of the incident and are being regularly updated,” the official said.

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