There have been cracks in many buildings present in the army headquarters located in Joshimath.
Army Chief Manoj Pandey told that the soldiers are being relocated.
Due to the slipping of Joshimath, the roads leading to LAC have also been damaged.
New Delhi. Landslide incident is not new in Uttarakhand. But now Joshimath city is in full danger. There is a possibility that Joshimath will slide down completely. The cracks coming on the houses in Joshimath are dangerous for the common people. Rather it is becoming a challenge for the army as well. An independent brigade headquarters of the army’s central sector, bordering China, has also come under the threat of landslides and landslides.
There was also a crack in the army’s brigade headquarters
Cracks have also appeared in some of the barracks in the Brigade Headquarters of the Army located in Joshimath. Army Chief General Manoj Pandey asked News 18 India about the situation in Joshimath that if cracks were found in 25 to 28 army buildings, they have been evacuated and relocated temporarily. Along with this, he also said that if the need arises, he can also be sent to Oli. Since Joshimath is strategically important because the Joshimath area comes under the middle sector of the Indian Army. Barahoti is about 45 kilometers away from Joshimath.
Barahoti is important for India
Barahoti is the same place where China has been continuously carrying out infiltration attempts. India has a dispute with China regarding Birahoti. Apart from this, only the direct route from Joshimath goes to Mana village, which is the last village of India on LAC. The army chief told that some cracks have also come in the road believed to be from Joshimath, which are being rectified by the BRO. Since if a tragedy occurs and Joshimath is damaged, it can affect the preparations of the army as well.
Civil people have been kept in the shelter located in the Cantt area.
Did not share much information on any other alternate road leading to LAC. But it is definitely said that for the time being every work has been stopped there. The army chief also said that there was no major damage to the main route and there would be no impact on the strategic strength of the Indian Army, as far as helping the local people is concerned, we have given our hospitals, helipads etc. to the civil administration. So that they can temporarily shift people and for that some shelters have also been kept for civil people in the Cantt area.
Joshimath is important for the army
The army chief said that the Indian Army has always come forward to help the civilian and even now it is fully ready to help. Joshimath is 100 kilometers away from LSC and in this it is very important from a strategic point of view as well as religious. The deployment of Army and ITBP remains here for 12 months of the year. During the dispute with China, the deployment here has been significantly increased in the last two years and this deployment is still going on.
NDRF and SDRF team in Joshimath
The Indian Army is in full alert mode to deal with any situation and is fully prepared with its logistics. At present, the local administration has not called the army for help. The entire machinery of NDRF, SDRF and the state government is mobilized on the ground.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 12, 2023, 18:35 IST