Indian Air Force to create Airbridge for Mansarovar Yatra

Airbridge for Mansarovar Yatra - An IAF Effort

Question-Indian Air Force is to provide Airbridge for Mansarovar Yatra between which two places?
(a) Pithoragarh and Gunji
(b) Lucknow and Nepalganj
(c) Dongba and Nyalam
(d) Kathmandu and Kodari
Answer-(a)
Related Facts-

  • According to PIB press release posted on 20 June 2018, Indian Air Force would provide Airbridge service between Pithoragarh and Gunji for Mansarovar Yatra.
  • IAF would provide this service for three month starting from 18 June.
  • This Airbridge service is an effort to airlift 1080 registered passenger to Gunji to enable them to continue their journey for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
  • Because of poor connectivity between some places in the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra route Ministry of External Affairs approached to Ministry of Defence to provide this Airbridge Service.
  • Indian Air Force has deployed three MLH class military helicopters( heptrs) stationed at Pithoragarh which would carry 60-70 passengers a day, these heptrs are from the Kirpan and Nubra Warrior units of IAF.
    About Airbridge Service
  • Airbridge is route and means of delivering material and resources from one place to another by an airlift.
  • In the second World War Germans had used Airbridge on various occasions.
  • This Service is mostly used in warfare and rescue operations where it is difficult to reach by land route or any other means.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=180057

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