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IAF deployed 35 choppers for Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force deployed 35 choppers and ferried over 4,850 passengers across the country, including in Maoist and terrorist-infested areas in Chhatisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern states, for the Lok Sabha

PTI [ Updated: May 08, 2014 20:24 IST ]
iaf deployed 35 choppers for lok sabha polls
iaf deployed 35 choppers for lok sabha polls

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force deployed 35 choppers and ferried over 4,850 passengers across the country, including in Maoist and terrorist-infested areas in Chhatisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern states, for the Lok Sabha elections.


For the election process which started on April 7, we have deployed 35 helicopters, including the Mi-17s, and flown around 1,200 sorties to help ferry poll material such as EVMs and election officials, an IAF spokesperson said here.

The election material and officials at the highest polling station in the Zanskar valley in Ladakh at around 15,000-16,000 feet were ferried by our choppers, he said.

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