One Mi-17 V5 and four ALH Dhruv helicopters of the IAF continued HADR operations from Madurai and Tuticorin on Wednesday. Flying for more than 25 hours today, the IAF helicopters dropped nearly 24 tonnes of relief material in the affected areas.
As on date, the IAF has flown more than 48 hours and has delivered nearly 35 tonnes of relief material since the beginning of the relief effort.
Apart from the aircrew flying the helicopters, the mission also includes a team of Garud Commandos who carry out the task of securing the survivors during winch operations. Back at the launch base, a dedicated team of technicians ensures that the helicopters are fully ready and serviceable at all times so that the missions can go through without a hitch.
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