GAUCHAR, 28 JUNE: Sending a word of assurance, Army Chief Gen. Bikram Singh today said the armed forces will continue their operations till all people are rescued from various locations in the flood-hit Uttarakhand. Gen. Singh said he had asked his commanders to launch relief operations in “very, very difficult conditions” in a proactive manner, without waiting for any requisition from authorities. He said he was visiting the area to laud the efforts of over 8,000 Army personnel, along with troops of the ITBP, the NDRF and the IAF. pti