Ministry of Home Affairs now clears airlifting of troops post Pulwama

In the backdrop of Pulwama terror attack, the Ministry of Home Affairs has now decided that personnel of paramilitary could now avail airlift to be deployed in Kashmir.

It was decided that jawans of the CRPF and other paramilitary forces deployed in the Kashmir Valley will now be able to take a commercial flight to join duty or while going on leave.

The Pulwama claimed as many as 40 jawans in the deadly attack.

The Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order saying it “has approved the entitlement of air travel on Delhi-Srinagar, Srinagar-Delhi, Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu sectors to all the personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)”.

The facility, it said, is “in addition” to the existing air courier services for CAPFs where an entire aircraft is booked for the force personnel from either Delhi or Jammu to Srinagar and back.

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