Thress Cheers to Our Dear “AIR WARRIORS”

published on May 29, 2008




IAF’S LARGEST EVER AIRLIFT ACROSS THE BORDER RELIEF MISSIONS TO


MYANMAR


AND


CHINA










 





New Delhi

: Jyaistha 06





May 27, 2008





 


The Indian Air Force is presently carrying out the largest ever across the border disaster relief mission to


Myanmar

and

China



having conveyed over 277 tonnes of relief material in the aftermath of cyclone and severe earthquake respectively.
 

Another IL-76 of IAF would be ferrying 28 tones to





Chengdu

in
China
tomorrow.



 


It may be recalled that cyclone Nargis struck south-east coast of

Myanmar

on 03 May 08 and caused wide spread damage to life and property.  Also a severe earthquake measuring over 7.8 on Richter scale had struck the
Sichuan


province
of
China
causing severe disaster.  The  Indian Air Force was called upon to carry relief supplies to these disaster affected areas.


 




For
Mayanmar, the Disaster Management Crisis Group (DMCG) projected the
requirement of carrying relief material on 06 May 08 and on 07 May 08
two IAF AN-32 were airborne for


Yangon

with supplies consisting of tents and medicine.  Additional relief supplies were sent by IL-76 transport aircraft on 08, 10, 12 & 17 May 08.  Another IL-76 has left for

Yangon

on 27 May 08.



 



For Myanmar IAF has airlifted 125.5 tonnes of relief material load includes medicines, tents, ready to eat meals & 47 personnel.


 




For

China

,
the DMCG projected the requirement on 16 May 08 and IAF had delivered
the load once again on 17 May 08 itself consisting of tentage, blankets
& medicines. Thereafter relief supplies were sent on 19th, 21st,
22nd, 23rd, & 24th May 08. IAF has so far airlifted 152 tones of
relief materials including medicines, tents, sleeping bags, blankets
and ready to eat meals.



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