US Air Force flights with essential life-saving supplies have been delayed till Wednesday. The flights earlier were scheduled to leave for India but due to maintenance issues it has been delayed till tomorrow, the Pentagon said here on Monday.
A spokesperson of same said that we just received word from USTRANSCOM that the flights for India are “delayed until at least Wednesday due to maintenance issues.” So far, two US Air Force flights have landed in India as a support to Covid crisis. Three US Air Force C-5 Super Galaxies and one C-17 Globemaster were scheduled to leave for India Monday to deliver critical supplies amid a surge in coronavirus cases there. However, the officials did not say how this would impact the emergency aid supplies to India, in particular life-saving oxygen cylinders and concentrators. Three US Air Force C-5 Super Galaxies and one C-17 Globemaster are continuing to deliver critical healthcare supplies to India. Kirby further said “We continue to assist the government and the people of India as they continue to struggle with their Covid outbreak.” US Transportation Command and its components continue to demonstrate their capability to provide immediate assistance to a partner nation, he said. He said they will stay in touch with our counterparts in India. Meanwhile, Senator Amy Klobuchar said the tragic crisis in India is a reminder that “we can only beat Covid-19 if we beat it everywhere.”
The United States is stepping up and providing relief and aid to our ally in this time of tremendous and heart-breaking need. “The Covid crisis in India is heartbreaking and could have huge implications for the rest of the world. The fight against this pandemic is a global one and we must do our part to help combat this surge and save lives,” Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton said in a tweet.