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Indian Army Rescues 500 Tourists Stranded by Snow in Sikkim

The TriShakti Corps, stationed in Sikkim and tasked with guarding the borders, epitomized the ethos of service and sacrifice, extending a helping hand to those in need.

Troops from the Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army sprung into action on Wednesday, orchestrating a heroic rescue mission to save 500 stranded tourists marooned by heavy snowfall and adverse weather conditions in Gangtok, East Sikkim.

The harrowing ordeal began when approximately 175 vehicles, ferrying over 500 tourists, found themselves immobilized at Natu La, East Sikkim, on February 21, following an unexpected deluge of snowfall. Amidst sub-zero temperatures and treacherous conditions, the stranded individuals faced a perilous situation.

Undeterred by the daunting challenges, the troops of Trishakti Corps swiftly mobilized to the scene, demonstrating unwavering courage and determination. Braving the biting cold, they embarked on a relentless mission to rescue and provide assistance to the stranded tourists.

Gangtok rescue

“Troops of Trishakti Corps braving sub-zero temperatures rushed to rescue and assisted the stranded tourists. Prompt Medicare, hot refreshments, meals, and safe transportation were rendered in a timely manner to assist the tourists in reaching safety,” affirmed the army in a statement.

The TriShakti Corps, stationed in Sikkim and tasked with guarding the borders, epitomized the ethos of service and sacrifice, extending a helping hand to those in need. With their unwavering commitment to duty and humanity, they exemplified the Indian Army’s steadfast resolve to serve and protect the nation and its people.

This act of valor comes on the heels of another commendable display of solidarity and assistance by CRPF jawans in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, on February 20.

In the face of heavy snowfall and adverse weather conditions, CRPF personnel stepped up to aid vehicles stranded on snow-covered roads, including the critical Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.

gangtok rescue

The inclement weather, characterized by showers and snowfall, wreaked havoc across the region, triggering landslides and blocking vital roadways. However, the swift response and selfless actions of the Indian Army and CRPF personnel served as a beacon of hope amidst adversity, reaffirming their unwavering commitment to serving the nation and its people.

As the nation grapples with the challenges posed by nature’s fury, the resilience and valor exhibited by these brave men and women serve as a reminder of the indomitable spirit of unity and compassion that binds us together as a nation.

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Pratham Gurung
Pratham Gurung
An avid movie buff who aspires to make it into the armed forces. Always had a knack for words so reading and writing are my favourite hobbies. Can debate on anything but not everything.
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