The Acorn is proved wrong. Good.
An (Indian Air Force) IL-76 aircraft will carry 25 tonnes of relief material that would include medicines, tents, blankets, plastic sheets and medical equipment. The airlift will wait for Pakistani clearance to fly in.
Much can be done along the Line of Control. But barring the fact that neither side is being strict about chopper operations along the LoC, ideas of joint relief and rescue are yet to take shape.
Saran said India has conveyed to Pakistan that there are areas which may be easier to access from the Indian side and if such locations can be identified, then foot patrols could be arranged. [IE]
Though late, it is good to observe that Gen Musharraf has accepted that saving innocent lives, even with the help of percieved rivals, is worth it.