Asif Suhaf, Srinagar: In a successful operation, the Indian Air Force on Sunday evening rescued two injured mountaineers from the Thajiwas Glacier in Sonamarg, central Kashmir. Defense spokesman News24 informed that the IAF team using ALH helicopter rescued a group of stranded climbers, two of whom were injured. The defense official said one of the injured suffered multiple fractures, hypothermia and other injuries.
the helicopter did not have a landing area
According to officials, these local climbers, including Faisal Wani and Zeeshan Mushtaq, were spotted by the ground party of the army at the inaccessible glacier, where the helicopter did not have a landing area. Low hover operation was resorted to here.
In a swift and successful operations today evening, IAF ALH Mk III helicopter resued two injured civilian mountaineers in the nick of time from Thajwas Glacier, one of whom had suffered multiple fractures, hypothermia and other injuries.@IAF_MCC #IndianAirForce pic.twitter.com/y6CVLh2Fyq
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The Defense Spokesman said that the entire evacuation operation, including to and fro, was carried out in an hour from receiving information about the group of stranded mountaineers to successfully evacuating them to IAF Hospital Srinagar. The defense spokesperson said Air Force Station Srinagar was in charge of the entire operation, from where helicopters were launched and the operation was controlled.