Indian Air Force (IAF) has been actively involved in flood relief efforts in Assam since 15 May 22, when its Mi-17 helicopters evacuated 119 passengers stranded at Ditokchera railway station.
Since then, IAF has deployed one An-32 transport aircraft, two Mi-17 helicopters, one Chinook helicopter and one ALH Dhruv to provide almost 30 tonnes of essential supplies in the heavily affected Haflong area and to evacuate 454 civilians. Additionally, IAF has positioned 20 personnel of NDRF in the area for flood relief efforts.
The crew has been working in marginal weather conditions in the hilly terrain since day one. IAF is working closely with NDRF and the Govt of Assam to provide succour to people in the affected areas. The operation is ongoing.