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IAF operates special flight to Kargil

Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife, Thu, 12 Jan 2017 IANS

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Indian Air Force is operating a special flight between Jammu and Kargil on request of Jammu and Kashmir government to facilitate passage of stranded people, a statement said.

"On request of J&K government, the IAF is operating special courier between Jammu and Kargil to facilitate the people stranded due to closure of passes following heavy snowfall," a statemetn said.

On Wednesday, an AN-32 aircraft from Chandigarh carried 31 passengers from Kargil to Jammu and 46 passengers from Jammu to Kargil.

A flight was scheduled for Tuesday, but could not operate due to bad weather.

Almost every year during peak winters, the special flight is operated on request of the state government.

--IANS

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