Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

Indian Air Force airlifts sick American citizen from Himachal Pradesh




In a special evacuation operation, the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday airlifted a US citizen from Himachal Pradesh after he suffered spinal cord injury during trekking.

According to the Indian Air Force, a Cheetah helicopter was launched for evacuation of casualties, and the female tracker was successfully airlifted from the risky area of ​​Teesri village in Himachal Pradesh.

Later, he was brought to Chandigarh for further medical treatment.

“Based on a request from the civil administration to evacuate a US citizen who suffered spinal cord injury while trekking, the Indian Air Force launched a Cheetah helicopter for casualty evacuation. “The Indian Air Force successfully airlifted the female tracker from the risky area of ​​Teesri village in Himachal Pradesh and airlifted her to Chandigarh for further medical care,” the IAF posted on Twitter.

On 17 April, in a spectacular display of bravery, the Indian Air Force airlifted two civilian patients from Kargil to Srinagar who needed immediate help.

Indian Air Force’s AN-32 aircraft carried out the evacuation operation after two civilians sought assistance from the Indian Air Force through the local civil administration.

“An-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force today airlifted two civilian patients from Kargil to Srinagar. Patients who required immediate medical assistance sought assistance from the Indian Air Force through the local civil administration,” the Indian Air Force said in a post on Twitter.

Earlier, in a separate operation, the Indian Air Force had carried out a brave operation in which an Indian Army soldier, who had his hand amputated while operating machinery at a forward unit location in Ladakh, was rescued in a successful and timely airlift operation. Was saved by.

Following a successful surgery conducted by a team of medical personnel in the national capital, the jawan was able to save his ‘hand’ and is now on the road to recovery.



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