Soldiers of the Indian Army’s Chinar Corps carried a pregnant woman through heavy snowfall after they received a call for help.
In a tweet, the Chinar Corps – “Sentinels of Kashmir” – posted a video of soldiers walking on thick snow in a forest as they carried the woman on a stretcher to a hospital.
“Chinar warriors got a distress call from Ramnagri in Shopian for urgent medical assistance for a pregnant lady. In heavy snowfall, evacuation team carried the lady on a stretcher and brought her to district hospital in Shopian. Family blessed with a baby boy,” the China Corps tweeted.
#Chinarwarriors got a distress call from Ramnagri in #Shopian for urgent medical assistance for a pregnant lady. In heavy snowfall, evacuation team carried the lady on a stretcher & brought her to District Hospital #Shopian.
Family blessed with a baby boy.#Kashmir@adgpipic.twitter.com/Z1VGSAnnnk
— Chinar Corps🍁 – Indian Army (@ChinarcorpsIA) January 9, 2022
There is heavy snowfall in Kashmir region. Bad weather led to flight disruptions in Srinagar airport on Saturday.
Gulmarg, the skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 4.6 degree Celsius, while Pahalgam, which serves as the base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra, recorded a low of minus 0.2 degree Celsius.
Kashmir valley is currently under the grip of a 40-day harsh winter period known as “Chilla-i-Kalan”, which began on December 21.
Chilla-i-Kalan is a period when a cold wave grips the region and the temperature drops considerably, leading to freezing of water bodies including the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar.