Army rescues 390 civilians, 175 vehicles from Sela Pass in Arunachal

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LOCALS have given thumps to the Indian Army for rescuing 390 civilians and 175 civil vehicles stranded in sub-zero temperature in the snow-clad Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday. The Sela Pass is a high-altitude mountain pass at an altitude of 13,680 located on the border between Twang district of Arunachal Pradesh and China. Confirming the feat   on Monday, March 09,Army spokesman Lt Col P. Khongsai said that under a civic action operation, Army soldiers and recovery vehicles launched a major rescue operation on Saturday to rescue the stranded civilians and their vehicles at an altitude of approximately 14,000 feet. “During Saturday-Sunday rescue operation, people were rescued from Sela Pass and were provided immediate medical support. They expressed their gratitude towards the Indian Army,” Lt Col Khongsai is cited as saying by IANS. Besides saving the civilians, the 16-hour long operation in sub-zero temperature strengthened friendliness between the Indian Army and locals. On March 2, the Indian Army had rescued 111 tourists and locals, including women and children, stranded in sub-zero temperatures at Sela Pass, he added. HOLIDIFY   says ‘’The Sela Pass and Himalayas combine to enchant one and all by their mystic beauty. One of the most stunning gifts of nature to the North-East, Sela Pass is a lifeline for the people of Arunachal Pradesh as it is the only way that connects Tawang district of the state to the rest of the country. Besides its geographical importance, Sela Pass is a breath-taking place always covered in snow providing some beautiful views of the eastern Himalayan range. The rocky pass is also home to one of Arunachal’s most beautiful lakes – the Sela Lake. Being a sensitive region, one needs an inner line permit to visit Sela Pass. The Sela pass and the Sela lake situated at an altitude of 4,170 meters are a gateway to Arunachal and in a way tell you the treasures that lie ahead within the state’’.

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