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Massive forest fire in Dzukou Valley

Dzukou Valley fire: Indian Air Force deploys Mi-17V5 helicopter to control the fire

State affected: Manipur and Nagaland

About Dzukou Valley:

The Dzüko Valley is a valley located at the borders of the states of Nagaland and Manipur in Northeast India. This valley is well known for its natural environment, seasonal flowers and flora and fauna.

It is situated at an altitude of 2452 m above sea level. The valley is famous for its wide range of flowers in every season but the most famous one is the Dzüko Lily and it is found only in this valley.

The valley is located around 30 KM from Nagaland’s capital Kohima. It is a famed sanctuary endangered Blyth’s tragopan – Nagaland’s State Bird.

Rivers: Dzüko River

As the wildfire was spreading very alarmingly and needed immediate attention before it spread towards Mt Iso.


Mi-17V5 helicopter:

Based on the requisition by government of Nagaland, the headquarters of Eastern Air Command, IAF has launched a Mi17V5 helicopter. It is equipped with Bambi Bucket for firefighting

Mi-17V-5 (domestic designation Mi-8MTV-5) is a military transport variant in the Mi-8/17 family of helicopters. It is produced by Kazan Helicopters, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters.

Designed to transport cargo inside the cabin and on an external sling, the Mi-17V-5 is one of the world’s most advanced transport helicopters. It can also be deployed in troop and arms transport, fire support, convoy escort, patrol, and search-and-rescue (SAR) missions.

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