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Himachal Rains: IAF Completes Rescue Ops, Evacuates Over 1,000 People In 72 Hours. WATCH

Himachal Rains: IAF Completes Rescue Ops, Evacuates Over 1,000 People In 72 Hours. WATCH

The Indian Air Force has been carrying out rescue operations in the flood-hit areas of Himachal Pradesh which has been battered with incessant rains in the past one week. Around 70 people across the state have been killed in the rain and landslide related incidents while over a thousand have been rescued and evacuated to safer places. The Indian Air Force has deployed its helicopter for the rescue operation which rescued over 220 citizens from the flood-affected district of Kangra. 

 “After the successful rescue of over 220 citizens today, operations by helicopters of @hqwaciaf has been completed for now,” said the Public Relations Officer Defence, Palam in a post. 

“In the last 72 hours, over 1000 citizens have been rescued from flood affected areas. @IAF_MCC remains ready to undertake further operations as required,” it added. 

On Wednesday, senior Congress leader and former Union minister Anand Sharma urged the Centre to immediately release an interim-relief package for the calamity-hit state, saying partisan politics has no place in such a situation.

Sharma also requested the Supreme Court to take urgent note of the matter and intervention of the National Green Tribunal to review the guidelines, mandatory parameters and technology for all future projects cleared in the state.

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“Himachal needs nation’s solidarity in this hour of crisis. It was the demand and rightful expectation that Union government will sanction a special relief package and stand by the people of Himachal Pradesh. That is the constitutional duty of the Centre.”

“The indifferent attitude of the Centre and long delay in announcing the package is most unfortunate and unacceptable. Partisan politics must have no place in such a situation. A robust interim relief package be sanctioned immediately,” he said, as per a PTI report. 

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