India sends more relief material to Myanmar

May 8th, 2008 - 9:03 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) plane carrying more relief material Thursday reached Myanmar, where a devastating cyclone has killed some 22,000 people amid reports that the death toll could be as high as 100,000. An IAF spokesman said the IL-76 aircraft with tents, medicines and sheets flew of New Delhi under ‘Operation Sahayata’ (Operation Assistance).

India has already despatched two AN-32s to Myanmar with six tonnes of relief material.

Two Indian warships — INS Rana and INS Kirpan — braved high velocity winds Wednesday to reach Yangon and join rescue operations.

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