Gangtok: Due to snowfall & inclement weather, more than 800 tourists including elderly, women & children got stranded in High Altitude Areas of East Sikkim. Troops of Trishakti Corps swung into immediate action and rescued the stranded tourists.
The rescue missions are still on and the tourists are being moved to safe areas & provided shelter, warm clothing, medical aid and hot meals. The soldiers vacated their barracks to enable accommodation of the stranded tourists.
The quick reaction by the troops provided relief and comfort to the stranded tourists under inclement weather conditions. The stranded Tourists expressed their deep gratitude for the immediate relief provided by the Army.
Indian Army while guarding the border in Super High-Altitude areas of the Himalayas, remains proactive in providing assistance to tourists and local population.