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Here’s How India Helped With The Thai Cave Rescue

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If the last two weeks were anything to go by, the trapped boys and their coach at a Thai Cave were the cynosure of all eyes with the rescue team working relentlessly to bring them back to surface. After getting lost in the Tham Luang cave network, the group of 12 boys and their coach were stranded for nine days until two British divers discovered them on a ledge. This led to a daring rescue, led by the Thai navy Seals, with the last three boys and the coach leaving the cave on Tuesday this week.

Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi, has revealed how India played a key role in the rescue mission. She shared a letter of appreciation from Thailand to India, revealing that India’s flood pumps helped in rescuing the boys.

The rescue mission marked the coming together of several individuals and countries so as to rescue those trapped boys. While the Thai government paid for most of it, contribution from other countries happened too, like the 30 US air force personnel who went to help, would have been funded by their own governments as a gesture of good will. Many Thai businesses supported with transport and food. Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways offered free flights to some of the foreign divers coming in.

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