East Kameng: Indian Army has begun a search and rescue mission to trace two missing mountaineers in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Kameng district on August 30.
A mountaineering expedition, organised on self request basis by Mr Tapi Mra for which Department of Youth Affairs Arunachal Pradesh gave approval, to Mount Nyegi Kangtsang in East Kameng Distt has reported an incident on Monday, 29 August.
As per the latest input from DC, East Kameng Distt, two members of the expedition have been untraceable since 17 August as reported by the balance six members of the expedition who reached Seppa from their expedition base camp on evening 29 August.
State govt has sought help from Indian Army's Tezpur based Gajraj Corps in the search and rescue mission.
Indian Army has already mounted the operation. Two ALH and two Cheetah helicopters have been put on standby, these will be used for aerial reconnaissance of the area with one of the team members onboard once the weather clears.
Army’s highly trained and motivated special forces and Arunachal Scouts teams are also being employed for the ground search operations in the challenging terrain of the expedition area.