The Indian Army is omnipresent and has become an indispensable source of support for us.
Kerala is going through its worst flood crisis since 1924, and incessant rains have caused an emergency situation in some parts of the state. And none other than the Indian Army has come to the rescue of people in the flood-hit areas.
In Malappuram, a road got washed away and the Army’s brilliant skills were once again put to use when it constructed a 40-feet long bridge using local resources.
#Update #KeralaFloods2018. #Engineer Task Force constructs 40 ft Improvised Foot Over Bridge using local resources in Area #Wandoor (Naduvath-Vellambram rd). #IndianArmy #Nation #First . We are at it. #OpMadad #KeralaFloodRelief pic.twitter.com/1DMBLOcK17— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) August 12, 2018
Indian Army’s Engineer Task Force was at the forefront building this foot over bridge along with the help from locals.
This bridge made from fallen palm trees has become a big hit and we are really proud of the Indian Army’s efforts.
Salute our beloved @IndianArmy – the #EngineeringServicesGroup building a temporary bridge in #Malappuram. We love you men and we are proud to be protected and literally pampered by you with this love and devotion. pic.twitter.com/eH4Sp8AGCH— Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (@KeralaSDMA) August 11, 2018
Indian army can achieve it focuses on. We are proud of you!— Vinita Priyadarshini (@VinitaPriyadar1) August 12, 2018
Salute to Our Defence Forces services to India .— Venkatesapalani Thangavelu (@Ven070670) August 12, 2018
Floods-Indian army. Earthquake-Indian army. Terrorist attack-Indian army. Child Stuck in Bore well-Indian Army. Riots-Indian Army. On the borders-IndianArmy. THANK YOU INDIAN ARMY.🙏🙏Army builds 40-foot bridge with fallen trees in flood-hit Kerala https://t.co/P6JZTJ32Tg— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 13, 2018
Not just this, they have also built a makeshift bridge using trees in Wayanad and have rescued around 800 stranded people.
Personnel from the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, and NDRF are involved in the relief and rescue operations in some of the badly affected districts in Kerala.
Troops of Defence Security Corps, Cannanore on the march to rescue during #KeralaFloods – Led by a daring Commando, Col @sherajai, the re-employed soldiers of the Indian Army are a force to reckon with.👇 Construction and completion of makeshift bridge at Wayanad. pic.twitter.com/MP6gjrXQb0— LCA Tejas (@Leopard212) August 11, 2018
The Army has titled the relief work in Kerala as ‘Operation Shayog’ and is working with the locals.
Here’s when a local resident helped them establish contact on the other side of a flooded river.
#Update Venthodanpadi bridge connecting Chokkad & Kalikavu was washed away. Rescue columns utilizing local resources completed one part of the bridge. Operator Adarsh Mohan displaying the great courage swam across the river to establish contact with other bank. #OpMadad pic.twitter.com/J4zLP3qIly— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) August 13, 2018