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IAF joins battle against Covid-19 pandemic, will transport crucial medical supplies

Ajeyo Basu

LAST UPDATED: April 23, 2021, 10:58 a.m.

New Delhi: They fight for the country in times of war. Now our men in uniform are fighting the coronavirus pandemic as well.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) – the guardians of India’s skies – have now entered the battlefield to fight one of the biggest problems in the war against the Covid-19 pandemic – shortage of medical oxygen.

The IAF will not deploy part of its fleet to transport oxygen cylinders and essential medicine equipment to different parts of the country.

In the latest development, the IAF will transport olygen cylinders to its Panagarh airbase in West Bengal.

Earlier this week, on Tuesday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had urged the Armed Forces to co-ordinate with the state governments and be ready to provide any required assistance to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

“The IAF transport fleet is supporting the fight against Covid-19. Air lift of medical personnel, critical equipment and medicines is underway for Covid Hospitals and facilities across the country,” the IAF posted on is official Twitter account.

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