India played an important role in making this rescue operation successful as the water pumps used to extract water from the cave were sent by an Indian firm headquartered in Pune
The 12 players and their coach of the junior football team stranded in Thailand's Tham Luang alongside three Thai Navy SEALs and doctor were rescued successfully on 10 July. India played an important role in this successful operation as reports confirm that the water pump used to extract water from the cave were sent by an Indian firm headquartered in Pune.
Rainfall was intense thus, forcing a suspension of the rescue operation again and again. On the recommendation of the Indian Embassy, Kirloskar Brothers' Limited's ‘dewatering’ pumps were used in the rescue operations by Thai authorities.
The world came together for #ThailandCaveRescue to successfully help 12 Young Boys and thier coach out from the caves. #PrideOfPune @KBL #Kirloskar Brothers played a vital part in the rescue..highly appreciated by the Thai Government. pic.twitter.com/cgOYwxtP6T— Anil Shirole (@AnilShiroleBJP) July 11, 2018
The rescue teams were forced back by rushing flood waters inside the cave due to heavy downpour. For making a clear way for the rescue team, many such pumps were needed to drain the rising flood water, which could work continuously. After getting the information about the trapping of children, the company had sent teams from its offices in India, Thailand and the United Kingdom to the site on 5 July.
#ThaiCaveRescue Did you know : Indian team played a major role?— D Srinivasa Karthik (@sarvankarthik6) July 11, 2018
Indian Embassy recommended to Thai authorities that they could use Kirlosker Brothers' Limited #Pune expertise in "dewatering"
Prasad Kulkarni & his team reached there & helped authorities#ThailandCaveRescue pic.twitter.com/UIKv2eMGGH
Experts involved in these teams knew how to work during the rescue operation. Here's what KBL tweeted:
KBL is proud to be involved in the Thailand cave rescue mission. We had sent a multi-national team of experts from KBL's global offices comprising of KBL(India), KBTL(Thailand) & SPP Pumps(UK). Our experts offered technical advice on dewatering and pumps used in rescue operation. pic.twitter.com/n3I5ZInCu9— KBL (@KBLPumps) July 10, 2018
The team was underground for 9 days when they were finally located. They were rescued after being trapped in a cave in Thailand for 18 days.
It’s a great relief that all the 12 boys and their coach have been safely rescued. #KBL congratulates the Thai Govt. and salutes the selfless efforts of all those involved to accomplish the life-threatening #ThailandCaveRescue operation successfully. #Kirloskarpumps #SPPPumps— KBL (@KBLPumps) July 10, 2018
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Last Updated Jul 12, 2018, 11:53 AM IST