Army will airlift stranded students, others from Jammu and Srinagar: Nirmala Sitharaman

Srinagar: Defence Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman Monday said that the army will airlift the stranded Kashmiri passengers including students from Jammu to Srinagar and vice versa.

Sitharaman tweeted: “Army to help air-lift stranded students & others from Jammu to Srinagar & vice versa. Inclement weather affected their movement. Acknowledge the phone call of @MehboobaMufti on this matter. Also just spoke with DC Jammu.  @PIB_India @ANI @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia.”

Earlier, former Jammu and Kahsmir chief minister Mehbooba said that she spoke to the minister regarding the stranded passengers and was assured that arrangements would be made to airlift the people.

“Spoke to @nsitharaman ji regarding passengers who have been stranded in Jammu for many days now. She has assured me that arrangements will be made to airlift them soon,” Mehbooba tweeted.

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