KOHIMA/SHILLONG- An IAF Mi 17 V5 helicopter was deployed for the fire fighting mission at Dzukou Valley near Kohima in Nagaland.
A C-130J Hercules aircraft of the IAF airlifted 9 Ton load for fire fighting including 48 NDRF personnel from Guwahati to Dimapur yesterday night.
After assessment of the extent of fire, the IAF is deploying three more helicopters equipped with Bambi Bucket.
The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) has additional teams and pressed more choppers into services to help the ground forces in Manipur contain the Dzukou Valley wildfire that started on December 29.
A total of 7 NDRF teams have been pressed into action. Four at Manipur and three at Nagaland. 56 NDRF personnel airlifted by IAF from Borjhar, Assam. Meanwhile, teams airlifted for fire fighting have landed in Nagaland and Manipur.
Yesterday, IAF Mi-17 V5 helicopter was deployed for fire fighting mission at Dzuko valley near Kohima, Nagaland & a C-130J Hercules aircraft airlifted 9 tonnes load with 48 NDRF personnel from Guwahati to Dimapur.