Srinagar, June 30: The Indian Air Force (IAF) rescued an Israeli national from the Zanskar area of Ladakh, officials said on Thursday. The tourist was identified as Pnina Kuperman. She was in the area for trekking when she suffered breathing problems.

The Israeli national was evacuated by the helicopter unit of the IAF from a remote high-altitude village Hangkar. The rescue operation was carried out amid strong winds and adverse flying conditions. IAF C17 Airlifts 800 Indians From Afghanistan? Netizens Circulate Old Photo of US Air Force Rescuing Philippinian Residents After Typhoon Haiyan With Fake Claim.

IAF Rescues Israeli National Pnina Kuperman

Giving details of the operation, a defence spokesperson said, "On the evening of June 29, the pilots from the helicopter unit based at Air Force Station Leh, evacuated Pnina Kuperman, an Israeli national having difficulty in breathing, from a remote high altitude village called Hangkar in the Zanskar valley, braving strong winds & adverse flying conditions." The spokesperson said the patient was admitted to a local hospital and was stable now.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 30, 2022 09:57 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website