IAF airlifts essential drugs to Maldives under ‘Operation Sanjeevani’

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has launched ‘Operation Sanjeevani’ and air-lifted 6.2 tonnes of essential medical supplies to the Maldives via transport aircraft C-130J as assistance in the fight against the COVID 19.

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India has supplied 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines to the Maldives as assistance in the fight against The medicines were procured from various cities and delivered by a Hercules aircraft of Indian Air Force. India has also supplied essential food grains and edibles despite logistical challenges in the wake of lockdown. The neighbouring country is mostly dependent on imports from India for such supplies.

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