The Indian Air Force on Friday rescued 85 tourists stranded in Andaman due to bad weather. These tourists have been shifted to Port Blair.
Indian Coast Guard ships also at Havelock Islands, evacuation of stranded tourists is in progress.
A defence official said three choppers of the Indian Air force landed at Havelock island, as the weather improved
today, and brought back 17 people in the first shuttle. Six naval ships, two of these from Coast Guard, sailed
out in the morning hours from Port Blair for the rescue operations, the official said. The operation began in full swing as the weather improved with the sun shining, four days after the cyclonic weather stranded thousands in two islands of Havelock and Neil.
All tourists are safe and their needs are being taken care of by the administration.
Located about 40 km from here, Havelock and Neil islands are the most popular tourist attractions of Andamans, and the worst affected.