IAFs largest ever across the border relief missions to Myanmar, China

May 27th, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi , May 27 (ANI): The Indian Air Force is presently carrying out the largest ever across the border disaster relief mission to Myanmar and China , having already delivered 277 tonnes of relief material in the aftermath of cyclone and severe earthquake respectively.

Another IL-76 of the IAF would be ferrying 28 tonnes of relief material to Chengdu in China on Wednesday.

The Indian Air Force was called upon to carry relief supplies to these disaster affected areas after cyclone Nargis struck south-east coast of Myanmar on May 3 and caused wide spread damage to life and property. China was also hit by a devastating earthquake measuring over 7.8 on Richter scale.

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

For China , the IAF has so far airlifted 152 tonnes of relief materials including medicines, tents, sleeping bags, blankets and ready to eat meals. (ANI)

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