Choppers fail to drop commodities in cut-off areas of Nagaland
Nagaland

Choppers fail to drop commodities in cut-off areas of Nagaland

The overall landslide situation in Nagaland continued to be grim as many places are still remained cut off due to blockage of roads, even as Indian Air Force (IAF) yesterday failed to airdrop essential commodities in landslide-affected districts due to inclement weather.

According to official sources, two IAF MI 17 helicopters were ready yesterday for airdropping essential commodities in the landslide-affected districts of Nagaland, but could not take-off due to inclement weather.

“No drops of essential commodities were carried out due to bad weather and hence staying overnight at Dimapur airport,” IAF Spokesman, Wing Commander Ratnakar Singh said.“We are hopeful to carry out the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise today provided the sky is opening up,” he said.

The districts where essential commodities were to be airdropped included Peren (Tening) and 36 Assam Rifles company camp in Peren district atr Tobu in Mon district, Kiphire and Pungro in Kiphire district and Noklak and Noksen in Tuensang district. UNI