IAF Carries Out Its Biggest Peacetime Rescue & Relief Ops In Snow-capped J&K

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  1. KS

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    Chindits: IAF Carries Out Its Biggest Peacetime Rescue & Relief Ops In Snow-capped J&K!

     
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    A good job done.

    The IAF is very capable in large airlift missions.

    They do it regularly to ferry troops and ration to Ladakh when the Passes are blocked!

    It is commendable that they keep the fleet serviceable all the time to ensure airlifts. It is not an easy task to keep the fleet serviceable when the demand is heavy.

    Fortunately, the IL 76 has a good All Up Weight factor and it is a comfortable ride.

    AN 36 is noisy and one lands deaf!

    However, anything is worth it, when stranded and desperate!
     
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    IAF Carries Out Its Biggest Peacetime Rescue & Relief Ops In Snow-capped J&K!

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    Chindits: IAF Carries Out Its Biggest Peacetime Rescue & Relief Ops In Snow-capped J&K!

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    IAF's one of the biggest peace-time day-night rescue and relief operations for the stranded
    civilians of J&K in recent years started with
    ferrying of over 1,100 people, including ladies and children in the snow-bound Kashmir Valley,
    which remained cut off since 07 Jan 2012 today.
    " On the request of Jammu and Kashmir
    Government, Indian Air Force, launched rescue
    and relief operation in snow-hit Jammu and Kashmir since today morning, and has successfully conducting its night-long operations
    carrying over men and material to Kashmir,"
    Air
    Commodore Nitin Sathe, Air Officer Commanding
    of Air Force Station Jammu said today to the
    reporters at Technical Air port Jammu.
    "In the first-ever massive relief operation in this
    year, we had several sorties of IL-76 and AN-32
    aircrafts to ferry men and material to Kashmir,"
    he said. “ We are happy that our main aim has
    fulfilled as every passengers went home safely”
    he added.
    "Our choppers flew over various avalanche-hit
    areas to drop essential commodities to the people
    on 09, 13 and 17 Jan 2012," the AOC said.
    Dr Pawan Kotwal, Div Com of Jammu Division
    who was personnaly supervising the
    administrative measures in the technical airport
    said “ we have given preference to those who are
    stranded for a long time and ladies and children”.
    He also told that if requires more rescue sorties
    will be organized. He also thanked the Air Force
    for prompt action at their end.
    for full news and More pics visit the website above
     
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    Where are C-17 and C-130 ??
     
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    c-17 hasn't been inducted yet, n c-130 is for Spec. ops. IL-76 n An-32 is more than capable of handling the task.
     
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    ILs are located nearby.
     
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    USAF C-130 crews hand out earplugs. :)
     
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    They will take all this help and go back and say these Kafirs must get out we can do it without them. I am so feed up of all that talk.
     
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    I don't think majority of Kashmiris are anti-India. Just like majority of Muslims in rest of India are not anti-India. It is a small minority that embraces anti-India sentiments, get arms and bombs and then terrorize the rest of the population - in the name of "fighting" the state. Terrorists are a combination of power-hungry a-holes, corrupt politicians and mis-guided youth.
     
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    I believe that even when rifles are fired, they use earmuff. Do they?

    In the IA, we don't use earmuffs except those training for international rifle shooting competitions.

    The IL is pressurised. I presume that the C 130J will be the same.

    AN 32 is cattle class!
     
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    Very good Job done by the IAF. I sallute them.
     
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    US Army weapons qualification requires ear protection, usually foam earplugs.

    Kids these days probably take their iPods and earbuds to the firing range. :-D
     
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    We don't use them since we possibly want to 'season' all to get used to battle noise.
     
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