IAF aircraft arrives with 4 cryogenic oxygen tanks from Singapore

The Indian Air Force brings four cryogenic containers for storage of liquid oxygen from Singapore, according to officials statement. The containers were airlifted from Singapore by C17 heavy-lift aircraft of the IAF.

IAF landed at Panagarh airbase in West Bengal arriving with four cryogenic oxygen containers landed at around 4:30 pm. Currently, India is struggling with the second wave of the coronavirus infection. The data of world corona also records India as worst-hit country in Tier 2 of novel coronavirus. Indian hospitals in several states are reeling under a shortage of medical oxygen and beds in view of a rising number of COVID-19 cases. Since Friday, the IAF has been airlifting empty oxygen tankers and containers to various filling stations across the country to speed up the distribution of the much-needed medical oxygen. The IAF was also transporting essential medicines as well as equipment required by the designated COVID-19 hospitals.

In the meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s office tweeted “The Indian Air Force is taking sorties to reduce the transportation time of Oxygen and other critical supplies. One C-17 has reached Changi airport in Singapore today. These containers of cryogenic oxygen tanks will help boosting the oxygen supply in the country.”

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