Indian Army has launched intensive search operations to trace two Indian Army personnel, deployed in forward areas of Anjaw district in Arunachal Pradesh.

They are missing since 28 May 22. A defence spokesperson said Naik Prakash Singh and Lance Naik Harender Singh, deployed in a forward post of Arunachal Pradesh, presumed to have accidentally fallen into a fast-flowing river in close proximity to their Post.

The spokesperson added despite immediate and extensive search and rescue operations, including aerial reconnaissance and tracker dogs being pressed into action, no success in recovery of the personnel has been achieved. The search operations are continuing for last two weeks. A court of inquiry to investigate into the incident has been convened by the Army.

They belonged to Uttrakhand. Army stated that the family members of the two soldiers have been informed of the unfortunate incident and are being regularly updated.

Arunachal Pradesh is a frontier state and shares a 1,080-km border with China, 520 kms with Myanmar and 217 kms with Bhutan.

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