The forest fire broke out at Koylabasti in Anini District of Arunachal Pradesh on February 11 which soon engulfed the surrounding mountain ridges.
In a quick response to the developing situation, the units of the local formation quickly deployed three response columns and immediately took charge of the situation.
The local formation units immediately deployed three response columns in a rapid response to the emerging situation and took immediate control of the situation. It took nearly 11 hours for the Army and local administration to douse the forest fires.
The Army’s well-coordinated and prompt reaction averted a major tragedy and saved lives and property.
The local authorities & members of civil administration lauded the Indian Army’s effort in averting a major disaster in the area.