Indian Army rescues over 500 tourists stranded by heavy snowfall at Nathula

In yet another snowfall rescue operation, the Indian Army carried out a successful mission to aid more than 500 tourists who were stranded at Nathula, located along the India-China border in Sikkim, due to severe snowfall on Wednesday.

The tourists, trapped in over 175 vehicles at the mountain pass in east Sikkim, faced challenging conditions with subzero temperatures and poor visibility. Responding swiftly to the emergency, the Indian Army’s XXXIII Corps, also known as Trishakti Corps, initiated the rescue operation. The troops provided essential medical assistance, warm meals, and safe transportation to the stranded tourists, who were at an altitude exceeding 14,000 feet.

In a tweet, Trishakti Corps highlighted their prompt action, underscoring their commitment to providing assistance to tourists and local populations while safeguarding the Himalayan borders.

Nathula, among the three open trading border posts between India and China, attracts numerous visitors for its picturesque landscapes and historical significance. The Siliguri-based XXXIII Corps has a history of extending support to the civil administration and people of Sikkim during critical situations.

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