IAF plane carrying 450 UK oxygen cylinders arrives in Chennai


“Show the potential of the association to fight the pandemic,” mentioned the MEA spokesman.


An Indian Air Force plane, carrying one other 450 oxygen cylinders from the United Kingdom, arrived in Chennai on Tuesday, Foreign Ministry (MEA) spokesman Arindam Bagchi mentioned.

“Another IAF aircraft arrives in Chennai, India from the UK in a short span of a few hours. This one with another 450 oxygen cylinders. Appreciates this UK support,” Bagchi tweeted.

Hours earlier, an Indian Air Force plane carrying 450 oxygen cylinders every of 46.6 liters capability from the UK had arrived in Chennai.

Mr Bagchi expressed his gratitude to the UK, tweeting: “Showing the potential of the partnership to fight the pandemic. An IAF aircraft with 450 oxygen cylinders arrives in Chennai, India. Thankful to the UK for the support” .

The UK introduced on Sunday (native time) that it’ll ship a further 1,000 ventilators from the UK’s surplus provide to Indian hospitals as a part of its dedication to supporting India’s battle in opposition to the second wave of coronavirus.

To date, the IAF has introduced in 54 cryogenic containers and 900 oxygen cylinders from exterior India (Singapore, Dubai, Bangkok, Frankfurt and the United Kingdom), logging greater than 140 flight hours.

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