Jammu: With hundreds stranded in Jammu and
Kashmir due to inclement weather, the IAF on Saturday ferried 1,100
people, including 250 army personnel, between the state`s twin
"Over 1,100 people, 250 of them army jawans, were
transported between Jammu and Srinagar which has remained cut
off since January seven due to heavy snowfall," Defence
spokesman SN Acharya said.
Air Officer Commanding, Jammu IAF Station, Air Commodore
Nitin Sathe, who supervised the operation, told reporters
IL-76 and AN-32 planes were pressed into service to lift the
The stranded passengers included women and children, he
The Jammu and Kashmir government had requisitioned IAF
choppers to ferry the passengers stranded due to closure of
the Jammu and Srinagar National Highway.