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Indian Air Force Assists in Imphal Rescue operation

IMPHAL: On 04 Jan 16, a powerful earthquake measuring approx 6.8 on the Richter scale hit Manipur and adjoining areas of the North-Eastern sector. Indian Air Force immediately activated. 

The Eastern Air command was tasked by Air HQ to airlift the NDRF team from Guwahati. Accordingly, one Avro aircraft transported 14 NDRF personnel & 02 tons of  load while an AN 32 aircraft carried 49 NDRF personnel along with 1.3 tons of load. Later the AN 32 undertook another sortie from Guwahati to convey a team of 33 NDRF personnel to Silchar. 

These missions to deploy the NDRF team were undertaken in the shortest possible time, under demanding conditions.

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