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Know about IAF's Operation Poomalai in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

New Delhi: On the 4th of June 1987, India stopped the siege of Jaffna by the Sri Lankan army. It was a humanitarian intervention but also a symbolic gesture.  And the Sri Lankan president Jayewardene

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: December 29, 2013 7:12 IST


The mission approached Jaffna peninsula at about 1650 hours and sighted Jaffna Town itself at 1700 hours.

The aircraft descended from 12000 feet to about 1500 feet and carried out the drop at the drop zone about 7 km from the town of Jaffna.  

The aircraft then turned in a western direction, flying over Palay airbase before turning north, heading for the Indian coast.

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