Parts of Kashmir has been experiencing heavy to very heavy snowfall for days now, effectively cutting off many areas from the rest of the country.
With more snow predicted in the coming day, locals are finding it difficult to survive. Adding to their misery is the frequent avalanches and snowfalls which have blocked many key roads.
According to reports, nearly a dozen people including five cops have been killed in Kashmir snowfall related incidents.
The Indian Army which has been leading the efforts to assist those in need came to the aid of a pregnant woman in Kashmir Bandipora district.
On Friday, the army camp received a call from a Kashmir villager seeking help for evacuating his pregnant wife Gulshan Begum to hospital.
Despite adverse conditions, in sub-zero temperatures, the army team managed to reach the location.
The woman who was heavily pregnant had to be shifted to the hospital at the earliest. But with the roads covered in snow, it was impossible to take her on an ambulance.
At this point, the soldiers of the Rashtriya Rifles braved and carried her on a stretcher for two and a half kilometres on foot in waist-deep snow.
The woman who was then taken to the district hospital, Bandipore, in an army ambulance.
After initial check up she was shifted to Srinagar hospital where she delivered twin baby girls hours later.