COVID-19: IAF Airlifts 450 Oxygen Cylinders From UK To Chennai
Chennai: Amid the ongoing COVID crisis in the country, the Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifted 450 oxygen cylinders from the United Kingdom to Chennai International Airport on Tuesday.
According to sources, the oxygen cylinders were airlifted on the IAF IFC-7221 aircraft from UK to Chennai airport. Each oxygen cylinder holds a capacity of about 46 litres.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi expressed gratitude and tweeted, “Showcasing the potential to partnership to fight the pandemic. An IAF aircraft carrying 450 oxygen cylinders arrives in Chennai (India). Grateful to UK for the support.”
Showcasing the potential of 🇮🇳-🇬🇧 partnership to fight the pandemic. An IAF aircraft carrying 450 oxygen cylinders arrives in Chennai (India). Grateful to UK for the support. pic.twitter.com/fIR3n9vad1
— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) May 4, 2021
Earlier on Monday, the Indian Air Force had airlifted 900 oxygen cylinders offered by the British Oxygen Company.