IAF launches rescue mission
AKHNOOR: Indian Air Force has once again proved its mettle and the CONDORS of Air Force Station Jammu under Wing Commander Anup Sharma and his team were launched to rescue marooned villagers including three women and three children at village Akhnoor Paliyari, on Friday.
A request was received from civil administration at 7:40 AM today. The Air Force promptly addressed the aid to civil authorities and as soon as the rain stopped at 8:45AM, a MI-17 helicopter was airborne for the rescue of the people. The names of rescued villagers are Balwan Singh, 38 years, Kritnam Singh, 45, Madan Lal, 50, Shyam, 40, Harbansh Lal, 32, Mohan Lal, 34 years, Madan Lal, 49 years, Sariya Begam, 35 years, Kaka, four years, Liyakat Ali, 15 years, Jetti Bibi, 45 years, Ilma Bibi, nine Years, Sakeena, 40 Years and Bav, three Years.
The villagers expressed their gratitude to the Indian Air Force and civil administration for the timely assistance which resulted in their lives being saved.