IAF rescues 107 trekkers on Chadar trek in Ladakh

LEH: Indian Air Force helicopters rescued 107 people, including foreign nationals, who got stranded during the Chadar Trek in the Union Territory of Ladakh.

The rescue operation was carried out with Ladakh's civil administration, nearby army units and local disaster relief teams during the past two days. Those airlifted include 9 foreign nationals and other stranded trekkers.

An unwell woman passenger from Ladakh was provided required medical care on ground & during flight by IAF medical personnel.

IAF said, it will continue the ongoing rescue operation till all the stranded trekkers, guides and porters are evacuated and brought to safety. The trekkers, including foreign nationals and almost an equal number of local guides and porters, were part of the ongoing 'Chadar Trek. They got stranded when some portions of the frozen Zanskar River melted.


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