Indian Armed Forces Wrap Up Biggest Ever Relief And Rescue Operations Abroad

The Indian Armed Forces are the federal military forces of the Union of Republic of India. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces. The Indian Armed Forces are under the management of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), which is led by the Union Cabinet Minister of Defence. With strength of over 1.3 million active personnel, it is world’s 3rd largest military force and the worlds 2nd largest volunteer military.

Indian Armed Forces Wrap Up Biggest Ever Relief And Rescue Operations Abroad

New Delhi, June 5 (ANI): In the simply concluded ‘Op Maitri‘ in quake-hit Nepal, the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Army flew 2223 sorties, evacuated about eleven,200 individuals (together with 780 casualties) to safer locations and transported and dropped about 1700 tonnes of relief supplies.

The Indian armed forces Rapid Action Medical Teams prolonged medical help to 4762 injured, together with 300 surgical procedures, 216 hospital admissions and 4174 OPD instances.

The mammoth Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) duties carried out by the IAF and Indian Army from April 25 wound up on June 4 inside 4 hours of the earthquake that struck Nepal, IAF swung into motion and routed one A-130J plane, two M-17, one IL-seventy six, airlifting 295 NDRF personnel, forty six.5 tonnes of load and 5 sniffer canine.

Lots of relief materials for over a month have been airlifted like water, area hospitals, blankets, tents, paramedics, stretchers, medicines, ready meals, milk, utensils, greens, Meals Ready to Eat (MRE), RO Plants, Oxygen Regenerators, Air Force Communication Centre Vehicles, Rapid Action Medical Team (RAMT) with its transportable Operation Theatre, X-ray, Laboratory and affected person beds and so on.

Indian Armed Forces Wrap Up Biggest Ever Relief And Rescue Operations Abroad

IAF plane that took half within the operation included heavy lifters A-130J Super Hercules, H-17 Globemaster III, IL-seventy six Gajraj and medium lifter An-32.Large scale relief and rescue operations have been carried out by Mi-17 V5 and Mi-17 helicopters from detachments at Pokhara and Kathmandu. These operations have been carried out to remote inaccessible areas at earthquake affected locations that included Lukla, Dhading, Millanchi, Gorkha and different distant villages.

The Indian Army’s Everest Expedition group which was situated on the Everest Base Camp when the earthquake struck did yeoman service to rescue numerous mountaineers who have been affected by an avalanche that was triggered because of the quake.They helped in recovering 18 lifeless our bodies and the staff physician rendered important medical help to a number of mountaineers earlier than they have been evacuated by air.

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