Bring much-needed aid amid the continued COVID-19 disaster within the nation, the India Air Force (IAF)’s C-17 plane on Sunday airlifted 4 cryogenic oxygen containers from Frankfurt in Germany to Hindon airbase close to Delhi.
Along with this, 450 oxygen cylinders from Brize Norton within the UK have been additionally airlifted to the Chennai airbase in Tamil Nadu.
Additionally, C-17s airlifted two cryogenic oxygen containers from Chandigarh to Bhubaneswar, two from Jodhpur to Jamnagar, two from Hindan to Ranchi, two from Indore to Jamnagar, and two from Hindon to Bhubaneswar, the IAF knowledgeable.
IAF C-17s airlifted 2 cryogenic oxygen containers from Chandigarh to Bhubaneswar, 2 from Jodhpur to Jamnagar, 2 from Hindan to Ranchi, 2 from Indore to Jamnagar, and a pair of from Hindon to Bhubaneswar: Indian Air Force pic.twitter.com/RkAx5JvJGX
— ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021
C-17 transport plane are additionally making ready to airlift extra oxygen containers from Singapore, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) knowledgeable.
“IAF C17 transport aircraft gearing up to airlift more empty oxygen containers from Singapore today. These containers will further boost oxygen availability in the country in view of the current Covid – 19 surge. The airlift is being coordinated by MHA,” the MHA Spokesperson tweeted on Tuesday.