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1962 Indo-China war Bomb discovered at Mechukha

MECHUKHA, Nov 11: A live unexploded bomb from 1962 Indo-China war was discovered at Mechukha recently.

Weighing around 3.5 kilogram and circumference of 7.96 cm, the 81mm Mortar bomb (believed to be Chinese made) was dug out during the excavation at the ongoing construction site of Advanced Landing Ground (ALG).

Notably, Mechukha valley in West Siang district was one of the most strategic locations wherein the fierce Indo-China war took place in 1962. 

While informing about the discovery, Colonel R Parthasarathy, Project Manager, ALG, Mechukha, said that more such discoveries were expected in the construction site.

Meanwhile, Colonel Parthasarathy along with AGM NCC Private Limited, Venketeshwar Lu and PRO ALG Mechukha, Gebu Onge handed over the live bomb to artillery unit of Indian Army for its diffusion. 

 

By Sanjay Mosing

Look East Spark

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