New Delhi,12 May:An Indian Air Force IL-76 aircraft today airlifted more relief supplies to cyclone-hit Myanmar. The aircraft took off from Bagdogra carrying over 12,000 packets of readymade meals for the people of Myanmar, devastated by the severe cyclone ‘Nargis’. With this India has dispatched three IL-76, two AN-32 and two shiploads of relief supplies including medicines, food, tents and clothing to Yangon.
India has been at the forefront of countries to rise up to the aid of its eastern neighbour in this hour of crisis. Indian armed forces have mobilized a comprehensive relief package under Operation Sahayata. The Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) of the Ministry of Defence, which is overseeing the relief operations, has sent about 124 tonnes of relief material worth over Rs. 6 crores.