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Snowfall: IAF airlifts 381 stranded passengers in Jammu & Kashmir

The passengers were stranded after the Srinagar-Leh national highway was closed due to heavy snowfall, the officials said.

Published: 14th March 2021 05:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th March 2021 05:45 PM   |  A+A-

Air Force

A C-17 heavy lift transport aircraft of the IAF. (File Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has airlifted 381 stranded passengers from Jammu and Srinagar to Leh using a C-17 heavy lift transport aircraft, officials said on Sunday.

They were airlifted on Saturday.

The passengers were stranded after the Srinagar-Leh national highway was closed due to heavy snowfall, the officials said.

The IAF regularly provides airlift to the civilian population of the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh in times of distress utilising its C-17, C-130 and An-32 transport aircraft.



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