J&K floods: Rescue ops to continue till there is requirement, says IAF Chief

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Tuesday said an outstanding effort was put in by all personnel of Indian Air Force in the relief operations in the flood-ravaged Kashmir region and said their work would continue till the time there is a requirement.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 17, 2014, 00:14 AM IST

Jammu: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Tuesday said an outstanding effort was put in by all personnel of Indian Air Force in the relief operations in the flood-ravaged Kashmir region and said their work would continue till the time there is a requirement.

"The operations will continue till the time there is a requirement and we are here to help the people, Nation and Government in rescue and relief in time of need", Air Chief Marshal said.

He interacted with the station personnel of Srinagar and Awantipur and said that every Air warrior "had done their bit including the support services".

"It was one of the biggest and challenging helicopter and transport operation carried out in the past one week in one of the most challenging circumstances of difficult terrain, inclement weather, flying at a varying altitude and unprecedented bird activity.

"An outstanding effort was put in by all personnel of Indian Air Force in carrying out day and night operations to offload and disperse relief material", he said.

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha today visited the flood affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir and carried out aerial recce of both north and south Kashmir, a Defence Spokesman said here.