IAF undertakes 1,800 sorties and flies almost 3,600 hours for COVID relief so far
The Indian Air Force has contributed immensely in the fight against COVID-19. In the second wave, IAF began operations for COVID relief on 16th April this year. IAF’s PRO Wing Commander Ashish Moghe said, the IAF has trained its crew to keep themselves safe from COVID-19.
The Indian Air Force has undertaken 1,800 sorties till date and has flown almost 3,600 hours for the COVID relief.
More than 14,900 metric tonnes of load was airlifted which includes oxygen containers, oxygen tankers, cylinders and concentrators and other medical equipment from within the country and abroad.
IAF PRO Ashish Moghe says, more than 42 transport aircrafts were used for the purpose and helicopters too were deployed as and when required.
Indian Air Force was praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their service. In a tweet, the PM had written that, Jal, Thal and Nabh, the armed forces have left no stone unturned in the fight against COVID-19. In the first wave too the Indian Air Force had pitched in to supply essentials throughout the country.