IAF Conducts Airlift Operation, Rescues 260 Stranded Passengers

IAF Conducts Airlift Operation, Rescues 260 Stranded Passengers
IAF Conducts Airlift Operation, Rescues 260 Stranded Passengers
IAF Conducts Airlift Operation, Rescues 260 Stranded Passengers
IAF Conducts Airlift Operation, Rescues 260 Stranded Passengers

IAF Conducts Airlift Operation, Rescues 260 Stranded Passengers

IAF Conducts Airlift Operation, Rescues 260 Stranded Passengers…..image/daily excelsior

IAF Conducts Airlift Operation, Rescues 260 Stranded Passengers

The Indian Air Force (IAF) played a pivotal role in a humanitarian mission, airlifting 260 stranded passengers between the twin union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh on a recent Monday. This operation is part of the ongoing Kargil courier service, an initiative that commenced on January 22 in response to the closure of the vital 434-km Srinagar-Leh national highway due to heavy snowfall.

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Since its inauguration, the Kargil courier service, predominantly facilitated by the reliable AN-32 aircraft, has successfully transported a total of 1,551 passengers. The AN-32, colloquially known as the Kargil courier, has become a lifeline for those stranded in the region, showcasing the Indian Air Force’s commitment to aiding citizens in times of need.

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IAF Conducts Airlift Operation:Operational Details of Kargil Courier Service

The Kargil courier service operates with strategic precision, providing assistance three days a week between Jammu and Srinagar. Additionally, it operates twice a week between Srinagar and Kargil. This schedule aims to bridge the connectivity gap caused by the closure of the Srinagar-Leh national highway and offer a reliable means of transportation for the stranded passengers.

IAF Conducts Airlift Operation: Monday’s Airlift: Breakdown of Passengers Rescued

On the particular Monday in focus, a commendable effort saw the airlifting of 260 passengers. The breakdown of the operation includes 113 passengers lifted from Srinagar to Kargil and another 93 passengers rescued from Jammu to Kargil. Furthermore, 38 individuals were airlifted from Kargil to Srinagar, with an additional 16 passengers transported from Kargil to Jammu using two separate aircraft. This meticulous coordination highlights the efficiency and effectiveness of the Kargil courier service in addressing diverse evacuation needs.

As the Kargil courier service continues its operations, it stands as a beacon of hope for those affected by the closure of vital transportation routes, showcasing the Indian Air Force’s unwavering commitment to serving the citizens in challenging circumstances.

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