PM announces 1000 crore rupee disaster relief for Uttarakhand

Following is the text of Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s statement to the media after an aerial survey of disaster affected areas of Uttarakhand: “Earlier today, Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, UPA and I undertook an aerial survey of the rain and flood-affected areas of Uttarakhand. We saw for ourselves the large scale devastation that has … Read more

Rescue & Relief Operations in Flood Affected Areas of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh

After reports were received of the torrential rains leading to floods and large numbers of travelers/pilgrims being stranded in Uttarakhand on 15.06.2013, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were asked to swing into action and start providing assistance in conjunction with the District Administration to the stranded travelers / pilgrims. The IG, ITBP of Uttarakhand was … Read more

Operation ‘Rahat’ Launched by the IAF

1. On 16 Jun heavy rains wreaked havoc in the hill states of Uttarakhandand HimachalPradesh leaving thousands stranded including pilgrims in transit in various valleys. IAF assistance was sought for rescue operations. HQ Western Air Command(WAC) promptly responded to the requests from various states for providing flood relief. IAF undertook the task simultaneously in the … Read more

IAF on Relief Rescue Mission in Aid of Flash Floods Affected Areas

Indian Air Force helicopters that were on standby since 16 Jun 2013 in response to requests by the district administration for carrying out relief and rescue missions for flash floods affected areas after a heavy rain fall, were pressed into service on 17 Jun 2013. IAF’s helicopters such as Mi17, Mi17 V5 and ALH carried … Read more

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