• Sat. May 21st, 2022

IAF effort for Operation Ganga

The fourth flight of the Indian Air Force C-17 from Bucharest landed at the Hindan Air Base at Ghaziabad at 8:15 am today. 180 passengers, mostly students, were on board. The flight is part of the Govt of India’s massive airlift effort named Op Ganga. Till now, the IAF has brought back a total of 798 passengers from Hungary, Poland and Romania. The Raksha Rajya Mantri, Shri Ajay Bhatt, was present at the tarmac to welcome back the passengers who were evacuated from Ukraine to these neighbouring countries.

Today, the IAF is operating 3 more flights to various locations in the neighborhood of Ukraine towards the effort.

The IAF C-17 heavy lift transport aircraft have been extensively used for evacuation of stranded citizens of India in the recent past, most notably from Afghanistan. These airplanes have also been utilised to transport oxygen containers in large quantities during the COVID-19 outbreak last year.

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