Monday, March 23, 2015

Jan 2, 2005; a post on; revisiting the tsunami of Dec 2004

Jan 2, 2005
Jan 2, 2050 hrs
Air-strip in Campbell Bay becomes operational
New Delhi, Jan. 2. (PTI): The armed forces have succeeded in making the air-strip at Campbell Bay operational for landing of Indian Air Force aircraft to carry relief material to the southernmost tip of tsunami-ravaged Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The air-strip is only 3000 metres and IL-76 and AN-32 planes, containing loads of relief material to the area which had remained almost cut-off from the mainland for three days, are landing on it, Admiral Raman Puri, heading the control room in Defence Ministry, told reporters here.

He said besides this, there had been some sorties carried out by Dornier aircraft on this tip.

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