Indian Air Force reaffirms its commitment towards Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations in support of the nation
Indian Air Force (IAF) Concludes Operation in Yemen
Consequent upon the Government of India issuing an advisory for Indian Nationals to leave Yemen, the Indian Air Force (IAF) deployed heavy transport aircraft with alacrity, in support of evacuation operations. In a well coordinated operation involving multi agencies, IAF deployed C-17 Globemaster-III aircraft in 12 shuttles from Djibouti to Mumbai and Kochi. The operation successfully concluded on 10 April 2015. During the entire operation which commenced on 01 April 2015 and concluded today, the IAF evacuated 2096 people. The details of the entire operation successfully completed by the IAF are as follows :-
|SL No.||Flown From||Flown To||Date||No. of People Evacuated||Total No. of people evacuated|
It would be pertinent to note that transport aircraft are being utilised extensively for Human Assistance Disaster Relief (HADR) operations. The Indian Air Force, after proving its mettle in bringing succour to scores of people after Jammu & Kashmir in September last year has once again risen to the occasion and added a pioneering chapter in Disaster Relief by bringing home the Indians evacuated from Yemen. The Indian Air Force reaffirms its commitment towards Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations in support of the nation.
Source: PIB News