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IAF's flood relief operation in Gujarat, an update

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July 3, 2005 - Asadha 12, 1927 - New Delhi
In a continuation of relief and rescue operations in Gujarat, the IAF today has flown more than 15 sorties airlifting 14 tonnes of load.

The IAF helicopters are now operating from both Ahemadabad and Vadodara due to marginal improvement in flying weather conditions. The load airlifted comprised food packets, drinking water, blankets and tents.

The IAF has also evacuated stranded people from Padra by winching.