The Indian Air Force contributing to boosting oxygen supply. It has flown over 32 sorties of its transport aircraft and helicopters. It moved 498 oxygen tankers from both within India and abroad to help the country during the oxygen shortage.
According to the IAF, it has been engaged in airlifting of oxygen both within and outside the country since April 21 and has created special teams and crews for these operations.
Indian Air Force spokesperson told ANI news agency, The Indian Air Force has deployed 42 transport aircraft. It includes 6 each C-17 and Ilyushin-76 transport planes and 30 medium-lift C-130Js and AN-32 aircraft for this mega operation.
The IAF spokesperson said that “In the domestic sector, our pilots have flown 634 sorties for 939 hours. They have moved 403 oxygen containers carrying 6856.2 metric tonnes (MT) of oxygen along with 163.3 MT of other equipment.”
The Indian Air Force has flown to over nine countries which include Indonesia, Germany, Britain, Australia, and Singapore in order to bring oxygen containers.