IAF flew over 100 sorties in An- 32s, ALHs, Mi-17s and Chinooks, Rescued 474 People in flood-hit Assam

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Published: May 25,2022 05:34 PM
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A total of 474 people were rescued from inhospitable areas and brought to safety while nearly 75000kg of relief supplies including food items and diesel were air supplied to far flung villages

May 25, 2022: Indian Air Force (IAF) continued to be in the forefront along with the Army, paramilitary forces  and NDRF, SDRF personnel in the rescue and relief operations in flood-hit Assam.



A total of 474 people were rescued from inhospitable areas and brought to safety while nearly 75000kg of relief supplies including food items and diesel were air supplied to far flung villages, providing much needed immediate relief to the people of Dima Hasao district of Assam. An aerial reconnaissance of power lines by helicopter was also undertaken to help the state Govt in quick assessment and restoration of power supply to affected areas.



The IAF flew more than 100 sorties in AN- 32s, ALHs, Mi-17s and Chinooks to conduct the relief and rescue operation in different parts of flood-ravaged  Assam.



The relief material was airlifted from Guwahati and Johrat to Silchar by An-32s. The supplies were thereafter airlifted by Mi-17s and Chinook helicopters initially to Haflong and in later days to villages affected by floods viz Khepre, Hajadisha, Laisong, Harangajao and Hajaichak.