More than 100 stranded passengers and the body of a doctor were flown Saturday between the two union areas of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, an official in Jammu said.
An Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 aircraft was carrying 84 passengers, said chief agency coordinator Aamir Ali.
He said 32 passengers were flown from Jammu to Kargil and 21 from Srinagar to Kargil while 16 passengers were flown from Kargil to Jammu and 15 others from Kargil to Srinagar.
The IAF regularly operates C-17, C-130 and AN-32 aircraft to transfer stranded passengers between J&K and Ladakh in view of the closure of the 434-km Srinagar-Leh National Highway due to heavy snowfall in January.
Ali said nine passengers, including the body of senior gynecologist Kaneez Fatima, were flown from Jammu to Kargil and one passenger from Srinagar to Kargil in a Mi-17 Pawan Hans helicopter.
Seven other passengers were flown from Kargil to Srinagar, he said.