Kohima (Nagaland), Dec 2 : 45 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed to extinguish the wildfire in the Dzukou range near Kohima in Nagaland.
Defence sources told South Asia Views that yesterday, an IAF Mi 17 V5 helicopter was deployed for the fire fighting mission at Dzukou Valley near Kohima.
Moreover ,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.
The wildfire broke out in Dzukou range in which the majestic Dzukou valley, on Tuesday afternoon.
According to a statement by the IAF, it has deployed three more helicopters equipped with Bambi bucket.
Nagaland Governor RN Ravi visited Dzukou valley on Wednesday, a Raj Bhavan release issued on Thursday said.
During his visit, Ravi had a first-hand assessment of the intensity of the devastating fire in the trekking route to the valley and the extent of the destruction, it said.
The absence of a functional Standard Operating Protocol to effectively respond to such a disaster has aggravated the situation, the release said.
The Governor lauded the effort of the SAYO volunteers and the policemen who, in an extremely adverse ground condition, are battling the raging fire to contain it from further spreading.
The Governor has also urged the state government to immediately frame an appropriate SOP including a satellite-based real-time early warning system to prevent the recurrence of such a disaster.