Jodhpur: 6 days long search operation for Captain Ankit Gupta of 10 Para came to an end on Tuesday after the recovery of his body from deep waters of Takhatsagar in Jodhpur.
Army officials rushed the body immediately to the Military Hospital from the lake. It is not confirmed yet whether he would be cremated in Jodhpur or would be taken to his native place Gurugram for last rites.
Special camera team, MARCOS from Navy, NDRF, SDRF, Civil Defence team, private local divers as well as divers and experts from army and police tirelessly embarked upon a mission to search the drowned officer for six days. About 250 divers and experts with 15 boats were part of this search operation.
Besides this, huge compressors had also been roped in to stir the water in anticipation of surfacing of the body through waves caused by air infused through the pipes with pressure. Captain had hailed from Gurugram, reached Jodhpur from his wedding vacations to join the exercise.