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IAF airlifts injured ITBP soldiers

The Western Air Command of the IAF sent two Cheetah helicopters from its Udhampur-based unit 'Hovering Hawks' to carry out casualty evacuation.

IAF airlifts injured ITBP soldiers
The first helicopter landed at the Chanderkot Helipad at 11:25 AM and evacuated three critically injured ITBP jawans. (Source: File)

The Air Force airlifted several Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) jawans who were critically injured when their bus fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, officials said on Tuesday.

The incident had occurred on Monday when the bus was going from Badgam to Kanpur.

“On getting a go-ahead for one helicopter at 10:50 AM, Wg Cdr V Mehta as captain with co-pilot Arunima Vidhate got airborne from Udhampur. Meanwhile, after ascertaining the requirement, on the call of Wg Cdr V Mehta, second helicopter got airborne from Udhampur with Sqn Ldr SK Prasad as captain and Flt Lt Siddhant Yadav as co-pilot,” an IAF statement read.

The first helicopter landed at the Chanderkot Helipad at 11:25 AM and evacuated three critically injured ITBP jawans.

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The other helicopter landed at 12:25 PM and evacuated two critical jawans along with a medical attendant.

“Four casualties were picked up by a civil helicopter,” the statement read.