Stepping up efforts to help Nepal which was struck by severe earthquakes, the Indian Air Force is providing relief to the people in distress in Nepal. 5 tonnes of milk, light vehicles, RO Plant, Oxygen regenerators, Medicines, Blankets, tents, 14 Tonnes of food (ITC Noodles). 03 National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams, 02 Field Hospitals, 02 air Force Communication Centre Vehicles are being sent.
04 C-17 Globemaster III,03 C-130J Super Hercules, 03 IL-76 and 02 AN-32 aircraft were pressed into action from morning to night carrying relief material. Extensive helicopter operations have also commenced. A total of 87 casualties have been evacuated to safer places and 3.5 tonnes of relief load have been air dropped in inaccessible places. A total of 2305 stranded persons have been evacuated from Kathmandu to India.
With weather improving in Nepal, The Indian Air Force (IAF) along with the Indian Army fanned out to remote areas while continuing with transporting essential items from various bases to Kathmandu and evacuating distressed persons to India
In a press release sent, helpline numbers in Nepal from 101 Area Shillong were also established. These helpline numbers established in Nepal may be accessed directly by people :
In case someone is unable to dial directly due to connectivity issues or financial constraints, then he/she can contact the Shillong Helpline No. The Army exchange will then call back that person, and connect the call. The Shillong helpline number is 0364-2224300. Request disseminate to all concerned.