Army’s Southern Command conducts operation to dispose of unexploded ordnance


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Officials from the Southern Command said that a special Bomb Disposal Team from the Central Ammunition Depot based at Pulgaon was deputed by the Army and dispatched to multiple locations for survey, segregation and disposal of unexploded ordnance at these places.

Bomb disposal squad members were dispatched to multiple locations for survey, segregation and disposal of unexploded ordnance.

The Pune headquartered Southern Command of the Army, in the recent past, undertook an operation called ‘Visphotak Mukt Bandargah’ (Explosive-free ports), under which 1,600 metric tonnes of unexploded ordnance collected over the years from industrial units in Mumbai, Gujarat, Kanpur, Jaipur and Jodhpur were disposed off safety by a specialised team in phased manner.

The explosives were carried by the Army special team to safe locations outside the respective city limits and disposed off safely in a phased manner. In Mumbai alone, over eight lakh kilograms of Unidentified Explosive Object (UXO) with a total explosive content of over two thousand kilograms of RDX or TNT was safely destroyed by the bomb disposal team over a period of time recently, officials said.



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