678 stranded passengers of Kargil airlifted in IL76

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SRINAGAR: 678 stranded passengers of Kargil were airlifted in IL76 Indian Air Force plane between Jammu-Leh and Srinagar-Leh, today.

264 passengers were airlifted from Jammu to Leh, 145 from Leh to Srinagar and 254 from Srinagar to Leh in IL76 sorties and 15 passengers were also lifted from Kargil to Jammu in AN32.plane. Subject to availability of aircraft, two sorties of AN32 Kargil Courier have been planned between Jammu/Kargil and Srinagar/Kargil on 5th March. The passengers expressed their gratitude to Indian Air Force as well as Minister of State for Science & Tech, Feroze Ahmed Khan and Chief Executive Counsellor, LAHDC Kargil, Kachu Ahmed Ali Khan for facilitating the airlift of the stranded passengers.

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