Southern Command launches operation for safe disposal of unexploded ordnance in Tamil Nadu

Troops from Pune-headquartered Southern Command of the Indian Military have launched ‘Operation Thiruvallur’ in Tamil Nadu for the safe disposal of a minimum of 10 tonnes of unexploded ordnance collected from the economic sector in Thiruvallur district.

The trouble entails meticulous and excessive danger segregation of unexploded ordnance and managed destruction, which has been undertaken by a formation of the Southern Command that has experience in dealing with bombs and explosive units, officers stated. The exercise will go on for three to 5 days.

A press assertion from the Southern Command on Tuesday stated, “Troops of Southern Command, Pune have launched ‘Operation Thiruvallur’ in continuance of their efforts to contribute straight in direction of safety and wellbeing of individuals. The operation is being undertaken beneath the aegis of ‘Assist to Civil Authorities,’ involving the safe disposal of practically 10 tonnes of unexploded ordnance which had presumably been collected inadvertently by some factories over a quantity of years situated in the final space of SIPCOT Industrial Property in Gummidipoondi in Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu.”

Officers stated it’s an intricate and sophisticated effort involving many weeks of detailed planning and coordination with civil authorities. “The operation is a basic demonstration of joint coordination and planning between the Military and Tamil Nadu state authorities, on whose request the operation has been particularly authorised by the Ministry of Defence. The intention of the operation is to make sure a safe surroundings for all residents in and round Gummidipoondi,” the assertion stated.

The operation entails segregation and disposal of unexploded ordnance from a steel scrap dump, now lined with undergrowth. The dump had been left unattended after a violent blast and consequent demise of a manufacturing facility employee just a few years in the past.

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