AIRBRIDGE FOR MANSAROVAR YATRA: AN IAF EF­FORT

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For three months, start­ing June 18, 2018, the IAF has cre­ated an airbridge be­tween Pithor­a­garh and Gunji, in an ef­fort to air­lift 1080 reg­is­tered pas­sen­gers to Gunji to en­able them to con­tinue their jour­ney for the cov­eted an­nual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. The re­quire­ment for the IAF to pitch in arose when the Min­istry of Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs (MEA) ap­proached the Min­sitry of De­fence (MoD) for air ef­fort be­tween the places where the con­nec­tiv­ity was en­vis­aged to be poor. Three MLH-class of heli­copters are lo­cated at Pithor­a­garh and carry around 80 pas­sen­gers per day.

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