Indian Air Force and Indian Navy working on war footing to tackle current Coronavirus situation
Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are working tirelessly to provide logistic support to shore up medical supplies to tackle the current COVID-19 situation. As on today, the Indian Air Force aircraft carried out 534 sorties from various parts of the country, airlifting 336 oxygen containers of a total capacity of 6420 Metric Tonnes and other medical supplies and equipment. The cities covered are Jamnagar, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Panagarh, Indore, Ranchi, Agra, Jodhpur, Begumpet, Bhubaneshwar, Pune, Surat, Raipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Lucknow, Nagpur, Gwalior, Vijayawada, Baroda, Dimapur and Hindan.
The Indian Air Force aircraft also carried out 84 international sorties, airlifting 81 cryogenic oxygen storage containers of total capacity of 1407 Metric Tonnes along with 1252 empty oxygen cylinders, 705 oxygen concentrators and respiratory oxygen raw material Zeolite. The equipment has been procured from Singapore, Dubai, Thailand, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Australia, Indonesia and Israel.
As part of operation Samudra Setu II, Indian Naval Ships INS Airavat, INS Trikand and INS Kolkata arrived back home with critical COVID-19 medical stores from friendly foreign countries today. INS Talwar had arrived on 5th of this month. INS Kochi, INS Tabar, INS Jalashwa and INS Shardul are expected to arrive home soon with critical COVID-19 medical stores, including oxygen tankers and cylinders, from friendly foreign countries.