J-K floods: 108 jawans airlifted from Border Out Posts
Indian Air Force and Army Aviation Choppers on Saturday airlifted 108 BSF and Army men from forward Border Out Posts (BoPs) as floods have badly hit security infrastructure along Indo-Pak border.Updated: Sep 07, 2014, 01:20 IST
Indian Air Force and Army Aviation Choppers on Saturday airlifted 108 BSF and Army men from forward Border Out Posts (BoPs) as floods have badly hit security infrastructure along Indo-Pak border.
"A total of 108 BSF and Army jawans were evacuated from various marooned BoPs and forward posts along Indo-Pak border in Jammu sector today," a senior Army official said.
Floods have inundated most the stretches of border fencing and trapped BSF jawans in BoPs and also Army jawans in forward posts along Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Samba sectors.
Apart from this, IAF choppers of Condors have evacuated 564 people by braving adverse weather conditions and poor visibility in flood-hit areas of Jammu, PRO, Defence, Jammu, Lt Col Maneesh Mehta said.
Continuing with its yeomen service the Condors of Jammu Air Force Station under Air Commodore PE Patange on September 4 were alerted by the Civil administration for the flood- relief operations in the Jammu sector, he said.
The Air Force was fully ready to undertake the operations immediately, he said, adding that, the actual reports and the specific details of the locations started arriving at about 0600 hours on Friday.