2015 Nepal earthquake: 43.5 tons of food items transported by Indian Air Force


The Indian Army involved in the rescue operation, at Barpak, in Nepal on May 01, 2015.

Stepping up efforts to help Nepal which was struck by severe earthquakes, the IAF is providing relief to the people in distress  across Nepal including remote and inaccessible areas. The details of operations carried out so far are as under-

Type of Aircraft No. of Sorties Carried Out No. of Persons Evacuated No. of Casualties Evacuated Total Tons of Weight Carried No. of Persons Evacuated
IL 76 22 101.90 921+07 Mortal Remains
C-130J 21   67.70 532
C-17 28   318.50 1761+11 Lying Patients+06 Sitting Patients
AN-32 12 06.00 135

MI-17 V5

228 857 618 77.55
Total 311 857 618 571.65 3349+11 Lying Patients+07 Mortal Remains+06 Sitting Patients

Today, critical requirements for Nepal were sent by two transport aircraft, first by an IL-76 which contained 22.5 tonnes of ration load from Chandigarh and another C-17 aircraft with 21 tons of MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) , 1800 blankets, 02 RO plants (01 large and 01 medium), 02 tons of civil/military medical stores, army communication equipments.

Six IAF Medium Lift Helicopters (MLH) are positioned at Kathmandu. Two MLHs are positioned at Pokahra. The most affected areas where casualty evacuation were carried in the past few days are Chautara, Charkot, Dhading, Melum, Lukla, Aroghat, Dhunche, Trishuli, Ramchap, Barpak, Narayan Chor, Namchi Bazar and Tatopani. Today, 26 sorties were carried out evacuating 82 people to safer places. 17 casualties evacuations were conducted out of which 12 were from Charkot and 05 from Lamabagarh., The load carried today by these helicopter were 18 tons.


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