Operation Insaaniyat

  • A humanitarian crisis arose in Bangladesh due to heavy influx of refugees from neighbouring Myanmar. 
  • The government of India has decided to assist Bangladesh in this crisis by sending relief material. 
  • The Indian Air Force was tasked to airlift the relief material from India to Bangladesh.
  • One C-17 Globemaster strategic heavy lift cargo aircraft was positioned at short notice at Delhi on 13 Sep 17 to airlift 55 Tons of relief material to Chittagong, Bangladesh. 
  • This aircraft was loaded overnight with relief material consisting of critical daily necessities.
  • The C-17 carrying relief material departed early morning on 14 Sep 17 and routed via Kolkata to pick up additional load. 
  • The material was delivered at Chittagong, Bangladesh at 1245 hours on 14 Sep 17. 
  • One more C-17 is scheduled to airlift additional relief material to Bangladesh. 
  • The Indian Air Force rose to the challenge and played a pivotal role to further strengthen the close ties of friendship between India and Bangladesh.

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