Kerala Flood Heroes: Indian Navy Captain P Rajkumar Rescues 26 People, Commander Vijay Airlifts A Pregnant Woman To Hospital

The Logical Indian Crew Kerala

August 18th, 2018 / 4:05 PM

Capt P Rajkumar Commander Vijay Varma Kerala Floods

Image ( Representational) Credits: Shreya Dhoundial/ Twitter, Shiv Aroor/ Twitter

The ferocious Kerala flood in the last week has spread its fangs killing more than 300 people, forcing more than 3,00,000 people live in rescue camps. From journalists to actors, everyone is putting their efforts to save fellow citizens from the aftermath of the deadly splash of the flood in 13 districts of the state. Prime Minister has announced Rs 500 crore relief fund for Kerala victims.

Chief Minister of Kerala tweeted “facing the worst floods in 100 years,” as reported by Hindustan Times. In the midst of the rescue operations, the role played by our armed forces can never be ignored, as without them it is impossible to fight disasters in our country.

Humanity On Duty

On Friday, Capt Rajkumar, a pilot of Indian Navy Helicopter Sea King 528, lifted 26 people from the affected area, hanging between the trees, saving them from the devastation in a single sortie. Captain P Rajkumar was also awarded the Shaurya Chakra this Independence Day for his exemplary act of bravery by flying and tearing into the storm, saving 4 people from the cyclone Ockhi. The laudable endeavour by Capt P Rajkumar is breaking the internet with applause.

In another praiseworthy act of saving a life came into light, as reported by India today. Commander Vijay, a pilot of the Indian Navy, airlifted a pregnant lady to evacuate her from the flood affected area to Sanjivani hospital for treatment. According to reports, the woman successfully gave birth to a baby. India today correspondent, Shiv  Aroor tweet about the well-being of Mother and newborn Spokesperson of Navy tweeted about the commendable effort made by Indian Navy pilot.

According to DNA, “Till date, more than 3,000 people have been rescued by the Southern Naval Command, and continuous efforts are on to bring the flood-affected people to safety and also provide them essential relief supplies such as food and water,” said a statement by the Navy.

Rescue Operations

Operation Madad – According to Firspost, Operation Madad was launched by Indian Navy, on 9th August. In this operation, more than 3000 people have been rescued by 58 rescue teams of Indian Navy. It is one of the most groundbreaking achievements in the history of Navy.

Operation Sahyog – Indian Army launched ‘Operation Sahyog rescuing more than 3600 people including 22 foreigners. With the strength of 1000 soldiers, Indian Army is rigorously striving to save as many people as they can under terrible circumstances of continuous rainfall.

Indian Army and Indian Navy in their Joint effort under Operation Madad and Operation Sahyog have saved more than 6000 people, since the launch of these operations.

Chief Minister of Kerala said that 40,000 policemen, 3,200 firefighters, 18 teams of the army, 28 of Coast Guard, 39 of NDRF and 46 of Navy are engaged in the rescue operations to bring people out of this calamity.

Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman also tweeted about the latest update about the movement of support to the affected areas

The Logical Indian salutes the brave act of Capt P Rajkumar and Commander Vijay Varma for saving the fellow citizens at the time of distress, not as a part of their duty, but going an extra mile to protect fellow citizens. This raises high hopes that humanity is still alive today.


Written by : Ankit Sharma

Edited by : Poorbita Bagchi

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