Indian Navy & Air Force continue bringing in COVID related relief materials including oxygen cylinders and tankers from overseas and transporting them to the designated refilling stations.
Update on IAF Sorties
According to the IAF, it airlifted oxygen containers from three countries across the globe. On May 22, 2021, IL-76 airlifted 3 Cryogenic Oxygen Containers from Bangkok and delivered them to Hyderabad. This was followed by C-17s airlifting 4 Cryogenic Oxygen Containers from Frankfurt getting them to Hindan and C-17 flew from Ostend, Belgium to Panagarh with 4 oxygen containers.
Besides these sorties, the IAF also sent C-17 which is going to bring back 2 Oxygen concentrators from Bordeaux to Hindan.
According to the IAF, within the country, C-17s have airlifted around 22 Oxygen Tankers from various locations and delivered them to their refilling stations on Saturday (May 22, 2021).
Op Samudra Setu II
Besides deploying its warships in Search And Rescue (SAR) for `Cyclone Taukate’* & in readiness for `Cyclone Yaas’, the warships of the Indian Navy are also busy getting back Liquid Medical Oxygen from countries in Persian Gulf.
Under COVID relief Op ‘Samudra Setu II, INS Trikand has reached Mumbai port with two Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) containers of 20 MT each. Also on board the warship are 100 Oxygen cylinders which arrived on Sunday morning, (May 23, 2021).
According to a tweet by the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia, it has in partnership with LINDE, Tata Steel and Government of Jharkhand has sent 3000 much needed oxygen cylinders to Jharkhand.