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Lakhs rescued in JK

Forces rescue over a lakh in flood-hit Kashmir amid fear of water-borne diseases

AREMED FORCES RESCUE OVER A LAKH: The armed forces have rescued over 1.10 lakh people in relief operations in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir where more than 30,000 troops have been deployed along with 84 helicopters and transport aircraft of the Air Force. "84 transport aircraft and helicopters of Air Force have been pressed into service while the Army has deployed around 30,000 troops for rescue and relief operations, in which 21,000 troops are deployed in Srinagar region and 9,000 troops in Jammu region," a Defence Ministry release said.