MASSIVE SEARCH OPERATIONS IN PROGRESS FOR MISSING JCO ARUNACHAL PRADESH
On 26 June 2022 at approximately 1400 hours, during an operational patrol in the forward areas of the remote Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, Naib Subedar Amrendra Kumar of Red Shield Division, slipped and accidentally fell into a fast flowing mountain stream. An immediate search operation was launched by search parties in the area along the stream.
A large number of search parties have since been launched and the scope of search has been expanded to include the downstream flow of the mountain stream. Assistance of local villagers and civil administration is also being taken, and they have been incorporated in the efforts to locate the JCO.
The extensive search operation has continued non-stop, even as extremely rugged terrain, inclement weather and incessant rains have made progress very slow. Notwithstanding, the adverse climatic conditions, all out efforts are being made by deploying all available resources to locate the missing JCO.