The Indian Air Force brings much-needed relief amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in the country by bringing oxygen containers from Germany, UK. On Sunday, the Air Force's C-17 aircraft airlifted four cryogenic oxygen containers from Frankfurt in Germany to Hindon airbase near Delhi.
The IAF informed that the 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.
Along with the C-17, 450 oxygen cylinders from Brize Norton in the UK were also airlifted to the Chennai airbase in Tamil Nadu. The Ministry of Home Affairs stated that it is planning to prepare the aircraft to airlift more oxygen containers from Singapore.
"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.
#IndiaFightsCorona— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) May 2, 2021
In Ex India tasks, IAF C-17s are engaged in airlifts of cryogenic oxygen containers from Frankfurt, Germany to Hindan & oxygen cylinders from @RAFBrizeNorton, UK to Chennai.
Airlifts within the country are under progress for about 15 containers across cities. pic.twitter.com/kDcoDxHdqz