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IAF airlifts 154 more stranded in Jammu & Kashmir

PTI  Jammu, January 02, 2013
First Published: 16:05 IST(2/1/2013) | Last Updated: 20:27 IST(2/1/2013)

The India Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday airlifted 156 more stranded people, including children and women, between Kargil town in Ladakh region and Jammu and Srinagar.

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"IAF has airlifted 156 more stranded people including women and children between Kargil and capital cities Jammu and Srinagar," SN Acharya, public relation officer, ministry of defence, said.

An IAF plane was pressed into service to ferry 46 stranded passengers to Kargil in Ladakh region from Jammu, he said.

Similarly, 29 stranded people in Kargil were airlifted and brought to Jammu, Acharya said.

A total of 79 passengers were ferried between Srinagar and Kargil, he said.

Giving details, Acharya said 47 were airlifted from Srinagar to Kargil and 32 from Kargil to Srinagar.

The IAF had airlifted 203 stranded people between Leh and Jammu on Tuesday.


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