8 Aug : Rescue and relief operation is continuing in full swing in Leh with the help of the State Government, Army, Air Force, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), police and Central Para Military Forces. Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) is helping plug the breaches to make NH 1A between Srinagar-Kargil and Kargil-Leh functional. Three IL-76 and four AN-32 aircraft carrying relief materials reached Leh this morning. 45 NDRF personnel along with 27 medical staff and rescue and relief materials including tents, tarpaulin, inflatable boats and medicine, etc. reached the affected areas yesterday. Ministry of Home Affairs provided five satellite phones to the State Government yesterday.
During the intervening night of the 5th and 6th August, 2010, cloudburst and subsequent flash floods hit Leh, leading to extensive loss of life and damage to property.