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IAF airlifts 150 stranded people in Kishtwar

January 23, 2013 16:47 IST

Braving minus six-degree temperature and chilly winds, the India Air Force on Wednesday came to the rescue and airlifted 150 stranded people, including women and children in snow-bound Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"The IAF had airlifted 150 stranded people including women and children from various areas of Kishtwar district on Wednesday", Public Relation Officer, Ministry of Defence, S N Acharya told PTI.

An MI-17 chopper was pressed into service to ferry stranded passengers in highly snow-bound areas of Kishtwar, Nawapanchi, Sondar and Intion in several sorties, Acharya said.

The air operation was supervised by Air Commandore P Patangay and Divisional Commissioner Jammu Pradeep Gupta.

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