5 rescue groups, together with from the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power (NDRF), proceed to seek for 10 Para (Particular Forces) Captain Ankit Gupta, who drowned throughout a coaching train at Takhat Sagar Lake in Jodhpur on Thursday.
Captain Gupta is the commander of 10 Para Particular Forces, which was chosen as the most effective unit of the 12 months (2020) within the Indian Military. As part of a drill, he jumped from a helicopter into the Takhat Sagar reservoir on Thursday. Three different commandos additionally jumped with him, however Captain Ankit couldn’t come out.
The military’s search operation within the lake began Thursday afternoon however needed to be halted after darkish.
“The groups of NDRF, SDRF, civil defence and military are constantly trying to find the submerged captain, however he’s nonetheless lacking. As a part of the train, some jawans jumped into the lake from the helicopter to enhance their abilities in rescuing drowned folks,” stated SHO Jaikishan Soni.
He added that 10 Para personnel initially tried to find Captain Gupta however knowledgeable their seniors after they failed. Search operations have been carried out all through Friday with no luck.
Through the train, the commandos of the 10 Para needed to throw their boats within the water and leap from a helicopter.
“After this, they have been to assault the enemy by driving on a ship. Underneath this mission, 4 commandos led by captain Ankit threw their boat first into the Takhat Sagar reservoir after which jumped into the water themselves. Three commandos reached the boat, however Captain Ankit couldn’t. After ready a bit, the commandos began trying to find him,” stated a senior police official from Jodhpur.
28-year-old Ankit, a resident of Gurugram, bought married lower than two months in the past on November 23, 2020.
“His ardour for the military may be gauged from the truth that he stayed along with his spouse for a little or no interval after marriage and returned to finish his particular coaching,” the police official stated.
The unit, famously referred to as the Desert Scorpions, is among the many most battle hardened models of the Indian Military.