IAF airlifts 126 people from snow-bound J&K
Srinagar: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday airlifted as many as 126 stranded people from the snow-bound
areas of Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region, which remained cut
off from the rest of the state due to heavy snowfall.
At least 44 passengers were airlifted in two sorties of
Mi-17 helicopter from north Kashmir`s Bandipora town to Dawar
(Gurez), while 46 passengers were rescued from Dawar to
Bandipora, an official spokesperson said.
Similarly, 36 passengers were airlifted from Kargil to
Srinagar in AN-32 Kargil Courier aircraft, he said, adding
that air sorties for Gurez and Kargil will operate tomorrow,
subject to weather conditions.
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