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IAF airlifts 75 stranded passengers between Kargil-Jammu

Jammu, Jan 2, 2012, (PTI) :

A day after it airlifted 203 stranded passengers from Leh town, Indian Air Force today came to the rescue of 75 more stranded people, including women and children, from Kargil town of Ladakh region.

"IAF airlifted 75 more stranded people including women and children between Kargil and Jammu this morning", Public Relation Officer, Ministry of Defence (MoD), S N Acharya told PTI.

AN-32 plane was pressed into service to ferry 46 stranded passengers from Jammu to Kargil and 29 were airlifted from Kargil and brought to Jammu, Acharya said.

However, due to bad weather conditions other stranded passengers from Jammu to Leh could not be ferried, he said, adding that further air sorties would be conducted as per the weather conditions.


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