Air Force saves precious lives; shifts critically injured civilians from Rajouri to Jammu


RAJOURI: Highest level of Civil-military cooperation saved two precious lives who were critically injured in a road accident on Rajouri-Poonch road. On receipt of request from Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Air Commodore AS Pathania, Air Officer Commanding, Air Force station Jammu and his team exhibited highest standards of professionalism by quick launch of rescue mission and precise coordination making it successful and life saving for two injured civilians.
Today afternoon, Ghulam Qader, aged 40 years and Imtiaz Ahmed, aged 22 years were critically injured in a road accident on Rajouri-Poonch Road. On being requisitioned by Civil Adminstration of J&K, defying bad weather, the mission of MI-17 Helicopter led by Squadron Leader Prem Pratik immediately took off from Jammu Air base and landed Rajouri ALG site. The Civil Administration & Medical Services team` of Govt of J&K helped the injured civilians to be shifted inside helicopter. The critically injured civilians immediately flown back to Jammu for further treatment in Govt edical College, Jammu. The overall ground air coordination for the entire rescue mission was done under Group Captain Sandeep Singh, the Chief Operations Officer of Jammu Air Base.
Highest level of civil-military cooperation, ground air coordination and cockpit resource management by all crew members made the mission a success. The mission and its execution was in line with the highest traditions of Indian Air Force and Helicopter Unit which once again lived up to their Motto “Count on Us”.