B’luru BSF training camp off as 34 troopers test Covid+

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Bengaluru, Sep 22 | As many as 34 security personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) who came from Shillong in Meghalaya have tested positive for Covid-19 at the Yelahanka BSF camp here in Karnataka, sources in the health department said on Wednesday.

The authorities have quarantined 90 soldiers, who came in contact with them as a precautionary measure.

More than a 1,000 soldiers have arrived in Bengaluru for training from various states across the country. As Covid infection has been found among the troopers, the training has been cancelled, sources said.

The health department is also conducting Covid tests on all soldiers in the camp on Wednesday to ascertain the exact situation and the number of infections to initiate precautionary measures.

Sources explained that a 150-troopers-contingent had come to Bengaluru camp for training from Shillong on September 15. After three to four days, few soldiers developed symptoms of cough, cold and fever.

The authorities have conducted checks on all 150 soldiers as the North Eastern states recorded a high number of Covid infections on September 19.

Twenty soldiers are being admitted to the Devanahalli General hospital and others are quarantined at BSF Covid Care Centre, sources said.

With this development, the BSF base has become one of the major Covid clusters in Bengaluru with a large number of positive cases.

The entire BSF camp premises has been sanitized to avoid spreading of the disease, sources say.

Source: IANS

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Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 8 | Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld). A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police has ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Along with General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, Brigadier L.S. Lidder, Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh, Naik Gursewak Singh, Naik Jitender Kumar, Naik Vivek Kumar, Naik B. Sai Teja, Havaldar Satpal and pilots were travelling in the chopper.

Confirming about General Rawat presence, Indian Air Force tweeted, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

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The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Source: IANS

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Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld)

Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 8 | Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld). A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with 14 others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police have ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Emergency rescue teams have been rushed to the spot.

 Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

Confirming about General Rawat’s presence, Indian Air Force said, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Source: IANS

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