Snowfall: IAF airlifts 381 stranded passengers in Jammu & Kashmir

NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has airlifted 381 stranded passengers from Jammu and Srinagar to Leh using a C-17 heavy lift transport aircraft, officials said on Sunday.

They were airlifted on Saturday.

The passengers were stranded after the Srinagar-Leh national highway was closed due to heavy snowfall, the officials said.

The IAF regularly provides airlift to the civilian population of the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh in times of distress utilising its C-17, C-130 and An-32 transport aircraft.