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Army task force leaves for Sri Lanka
December 31, 2004 02:10 IST
A comprehensive task force of 80 Indian Army personnel, including four officers, left for Sri Lanka on Thursday to participate in rehabilitation and rebuilding efforts underway in the tsunami-hit island nation.
The task force, which left from Jodhpur, is expected to become operational from Friday, a spokesman of army's southern command said in Pune.
The members of the taskforce have undergone specialised training as paramedics, masons, plumbers, carpenters etc, the official said.
The taskforce will operate from ships, which will be anchored close to regions needing help, the spokesman added.
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