Indian Army on Saturday launched a major civic action operation in Arunachal Pradesh and rescued stranded civilians at an altitude of approximately 14000 ft.
Two teams comprising of officers and jawans of Baisakhi Brigade, along with their medical staff and recovery vehicles, relentlessly worked throughout the night till the wee hours of Sunday morning to help as many as 111 civilians including women and children in 70 vehicles.
These people got stranded in heavy snow at Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh in sub-zero temperature.
The locals and tourists in distress were provided hot tea, snacks and food at the site by the Army personnel.
In addition, they were also provided accommodation by the Army in their camp.
The people expressed gratitude to the officers and jawans for their efforts, which they termed as a ‘God sent help’.
Sela Pass is experiencing unusual snowfall from the last three days.
The CM’s office, which was also monitoring the situation, complimented the Indian Army for their timely and effective response.