IAF rescues 62 stranded passengers in J&K
The Indian Air Force carried out several sorties to airlift 62 passengers stranded in Gurez sector of Jammu and Kashmir`s Bandipora district, near Line of Control.
Srinagar: The Indian Air Force today carried
out several sorties to airlift 62 passengers stranded in Gurez
sector of Jammu and Kashmir`s Bandipora district, near Line of
"Sixty-two stranded passengers were airlifted between
Bandipora and Gurez in IAF`s Mi-17 helicopter," an official
spokesman said here.
Most of the people, who were rescued, were old-aged,
patients, ladies and children, he said.
The Gurez sub division had got cut-off from rest of the
Valley following recent snowfall.
Meanwhile, 162 passengers were airlifted in IAF`s AN-32
Kargil Courier service. As many as 36 passengers were
airlifted from Kargil to Jammu, 53 from Jammu to Kargil, 29
from Kargil to Srinagar and 44 passengers from Srinagar to
During the closure of Sonamarg-Gumri road, the IAF
operates weekly air courier service between Kargil and Jammu
every Tuesday and thrice a week between Kargil and Srinagar on
every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, subject to fair weather.