‘Kohima Calling’ operation evacuates 1,229 from violence-hit Manipur

Kohima, May 10: Major General Vikas Lakhera, IGAR North welcoming Nagaland civilians evacuated from Imphal under Operation Kohima Calling - II as they reach Nagaland, in Kohima on Wednesday. A total 552 civilians including 47 Konyak Girls reached Kohima safely. Image Source- ANI

On Wednesday, A total of 1,229 citizens from Nagaland, including medical students and families involved in violent incidents in Manipur, have been evacuated since 6 May in two phases, as per government officials.

As per the defence official in Nagaland, in the first phase of the operation, a total of 676 people were evacuated. In the second phase, a total of 553 people were rescued, including 47 Konyak girls from Yoripok, Thoubal.

“The first phase of the operation was led by Brig Ved Beniwal, Deputy Inspector General of IGAR (North), rich in experience of Manipur and Insurgency situations, whereas during the 2nd phase Colonel Umesh Sati, Commandant, 1 Assam Rifles led the evacuation,” as per the officials statement.

“To rescue the 47 Konyak girls, the rescue team went to the interiors of Thoubal District to extricate these girls. They were all working on an hourly wage basis in a Veneer factory,” it added.