Search operation for 2 missing pilots enters 12th day

Massive search operation for the 2 pilots who went missing after their helicopter crashed into the Ranjit Sagar Dam entered 12th on Saturday.

A defence statement said, “The search operations for Indian Army Pilots and helicopter which had crashed into the Ranjit Sagar Dam has intensified with Submarine Rescue Unit of Indian Navy being flown in to explore digitally located wreckage at depth of approximately 80-100 meters.

“Indian Air Force has lifted the heavy equipment from Visakhapatnam to Pathankot for speeding up the underwater search.

“Indian Army and all other agencies including Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, NDRF, Ranjit Sagar Dam Authority, District Authorities including the locals are sparing no efforts for bringing the operations to a final conclusion,” the statement said.