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A coordination cum de-briefing meeting was held in connection with Dzükou forest fire under the chairmanship of Home Commissioner Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha (IAS) on 11 January.
The heads of different departments of the government attended the meeting, including Commandant of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Rajesh Thakur, Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Mohammed Ali Shihab A, SP Kohima, Manoj Kumar, DFO Kohima, Raj Kumar and ADC Kohima, Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa.
The meeting reviewed the entire operation of Dzükou forest fire, which has been extinguished and also the efforts of the different agencies in containing the wildfire.
During the meeting, the agencies concluded, "Since there is no fresh fire reported from anywhere in the area they will instruct the Indian Airforce to de-induct all the helicopters involved in the operation".
However, the DEF Kohima, Forest department and SAYO Volunteers will be stationed at the base camp to monitor the ground status for few days.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has airlifted a wide range fire fighting equipments of NDRF and SDRF stationed at Dzükou base camp to Jakhama Military Helipad.
Airlifting of more such equipments will continue during the week and the various forces involved in dousing will start retreating to the base camp.
(Edited by Shankar Turha)