India is on its feet to help the persecuted Rohingyas who have fled to Bangladesh.
In a press note, the government has informed that to help in this ‘humanitarian crisis’ which arose in Bangladesh due to a heavy influx of refugees (read Rohingyas) from neighbouring Myanmar, the government of India has decided to assist Bangladesh in this crisis by sending relief material.
Op Insaniyat 2nd consignment arrives:'অপারেশন ইনসানিয়াত' অব্যাহত:৫৪টন ত্রান সামগ্রী নিয়ে দ্বিতীয় বিমানটি আজ সকালে চট্টগ্রামে অবতরণ করেছে pic.twitter.com/BlozS5K4cB
— India in Bangladesh (@ihcdhaka) September 15, 2017
The Indian Air Force was tasked to airlift the relief material from India to Bangladesh. One C-17 Globemaster strategic heavy lift cargo aircraft was positioned at short notice at Delhi on 13 Sep 17 to airlift 55 Tons of relief material to Chittagong, Bangladesh.
— India in Bangladesh (@ihcdhaka) September 14, 2017
This aircraft was loaded overnight with relief material consisting of critical daily necessities viz., rice, pulses, sugar, salt, cooking oil, ready to eat meals, mosquito nets etc.
The C-17 carrying relief material departed early morning on 14 Sep 17 and routed via Kolkata to pick up additional load. The material was delivered at Chittagong, Bangladesh at 1245 hours on 14 Sep 17. One more C-17 is scheduled to airlift additional relief material to Bangladesh. The Indian Air Force rose to the challenge and played a pivotal role to further strengthen the close ties of friendship between India and Bangladesh.
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