Responding to the call at the time of need Indian army airlifted over 100 stranded civilians from Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). The Dawar Battalion of Army airlifted the civilians from J&K’s Gurez valley.
The valley is cut off from Kashmir since early November due to heavy snowfall. A large number of locals were stranded in the valley. The Army on 27th December received an urgent request for evacuation.
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In a joint effort, the Army and Air Force evacuated 27 females, 81 males and six children including three critical patients from the Dawar and Sonarwain helipads.
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