Belagavi flood: Air Marshal S K Ghotia visited flood affected areas

Team Udayavani, Aug 13, 2019, 4:05 PM IST

Belagavi: Air Marshal S K Ghotia, VSM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Training Command of IAF, on Tuesday visited the Airmen Training School here to review the tasks taken up by the IAF personnel during rescue operations in the flood-affected areas of Karnataka.

Addressing presspersons at IAF headquarters Ghotia said, “We do face difficulties in carrying out rescue missions but our pilots are efficient and are very well-trained to do these humanitarian tasks and we are happy to do it.”

He further added, “The work is going on in coordination with the State and District authorities and State Disaster Relief Commissioner is giving the coordinates and locations of the people from where they need to be evacuated. We are here to help the people of Karnataka and the operations are being conducted in a very smooth and professional manner.”

“For instance, a National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) personnel was stuck in a tree after the boat he was in capsized, we then launched a helicopter to help that single person and saved him,” he siad.

Menawhile, the Navy aircrafts dropped 1,305 kg of relief material in Karnataka

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