As much as 1,600 metric tons of unexploded ordnance was disposed of by the Southern Command of the Indian Army to help civilian authorities in Mumbai and several other locations, a defence release said today.
In Mumbai alone, over 800 tons of Unidentified Explosive Objects (UXO) with explosive content of over two thousand kg of RDX, TNT was disposed of.
Operation `Visphotak Mukt Bandargah’ was undertaken by the Army on the direction of the Defence Ministry to ensure the safety of people living in these areas, the release said, as quoted by news agency ANI.
Southern Command undertook operation 'Visphotak Mukt Bandargah' in Pune, to ensure security of civilians. Operation involved disposal of 1600 MT of unexploded ordnance, possibly collected inadvertently by factories & steel scrapyards in Mumbai, Gujarat, Kanpur, Jaipur & Jodhpur. pic.twitter.com/dR76ZjIISV
— ANI (@ANI) April 22, 2021
Source: India TV