#GoodNews: How an Indian Firm Provided Support in Thai Cave Rescue
Thai rescue teams arrange water pumping system at the entrance to a flooded cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped.
Thai rescue teams arrange water pumping system at the entrance to a flooded cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped.(Photo: AP)

#GoodNews: How an Indian Firm Provided Support in Thai Cave Rescue

Experts from a Pune-headquartered firm gave technical support in the operations to rescue the football team members trapped inside a cave system in Thailand, the company told PTI on Tuesday, 10 July.

After the Indian Embassy recommended to the Thai authorities that they could use Kirlosker Brothers' Limited's (KBL) expertise in "de-watering", the company sent teams from its offices in India, Thailand and the United Kingdom to the site, it said.

Its experts were on-site at the cave in Tham Luang since 5 July and offered "technical know-how and advice on de-watering and pumps involved in the rescue operation," said a KBL release.

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The KBL had also offered to provide four specialised high-capacity Autoprime de-watering pumps, which were kept ready at Kirloskarvadi plant in Maharashtra to be airlifted to Thailand, it said.

The final five members of the young football team were rescued from the flooded Thai cave on Tuesday, 10 July, after spending 18 harrowing days trapped deep inside.

A total of 12 children, aged from 11 to 16, and their coach, ventured into the Tham Luang cave in mountainous northern Thailand on 23 June after football practice and got trapped when heavy rains caused flooding.

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Thailand Thanks India for Assistance and Well-Wishes

Responding to India's assistance in the rescue efforts, Thai Foreign Affairs Minister, in a letter addressed to EAM Sushma Swaraj, thanked the country for the "generosity offered it's public and private sectors".

(Photo Courtesy: Thai Embassy)

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