Indian Army on Saturday stepped in to bolster Gujarat flood rescue and relief efforts. "Having received a requisition from the state govt at around 1200hrs, the Indian Army's Golden Katar Division mobilised several columns of troops along with specialised equipment and trained manpower to bolster the ongoing rescue and relief work in the worst flood affected district of Surendranagar, Indian Army said in a statement on Saturday.
The Indian Army's rescue teams braving it out to save fellow citizens also comprise of an Engineer Task Force and a Medical team.
In one such rescue operation, the Indian Army personnel on Saturday rescued 35 people fighting for life amidst raging flood waters at Kuda village in Surendranagar district which is the worst hit by floods.
The rescued people were evacuated to a safe place. Indian Army is also distributing food and medicines to aid the flood victims.
"Having been monitoring the prevailing weather conditions over the past week, troops of the Golden Katar Division have been kept in a state of readiness along with equipment to respond swiftly and save precious lives whenever called for," the statement said.