IAF rescue over 1300 people stranded in Kashmir Valley

November 25th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, Nov 25 (ANI) : In a relentless effort the Indian Air Force (IAF) rescued over 1300 civilians between Srinagar and Kargil.

Snowfall during the past week had led to the closure of Zozilla Pass preventing the transit of local population between Kargil and Srinagar.

On a request from the Jammu and Kashmir Government, the IAF pressed two of its IL-76 aircrafts from the Western Air Command into the service.

On Tuesday, the two aircraft piloted by Wing Commander Deepak and Wing Commander Narula flew six sorties between Leh and Srinagar in a relentless effort to airlift the stranded civilians. (ANI)

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