New Delhi: A white blanket of snow has thrown life out of gear in Jammu and Kashmir. Locals as well as tourists have been braving sub-zero temperatures with several road accidents being reported almost daily from different parts of ther city. In all of this, the Indian Army continues to brave elements to come to the rescue when needed.
A valiant example of this was when a private vehicle carrying tourists slipped off the road while making its way from Tangmarg in Baramullah district on Monday morning. The Indian Army's Quick Reaction Teams were pressed into action and all the tourists were safely brought out of the vehicle. The car itself too was pulled back onto the main road thereafter using ropes and special equipment.
The Indian Army has come to the rescue of civilians regularly and across the country - even at times of extreme weather conditions. In Jammu and Kashmir in particular, the armed forces have showed exemplary courage during the tragic floods in 2014.
The state is currently experiencing cold wave conditions with heavy snowfall in many parts. While temperatures have plummeted to below freezing in Srinagar, Leh recorded a minimum of minus 15 recently.