IAF airlifts more than 700 stranded passengers from Jammu to Srinagar

The Indian Air Force (IAF) yesterday airlifted over 700 people stranded due to the closure of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway following heavy snowfall last week. A defence spokesman said, for the first time, two C-17 Aircraft airlifted 707 passengers simultaneously from the Jammu Air Force Station to Srinagar. The spokesman said, IAF has airlifted around 1,400 people, mostly students, in the past four days.Earlier, as many as 538 persons, including 319 GATE aspirants, were airlifted in separate sorties by the IAF between Jammu and Srinagar.
The relief effort has been undertaken jointly by the IAF and civil administration

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