Indian Air Force joins Operation Ganga

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To accelerate the pace of evacuation from war torn Ukraine, the Government of India  has pressed the Indian Airforce in the operation Ganga .

  • The Indian Air Force transport plane C-17 Globemaster was pressed into service and sent to  Romania, Hungary, and Poland from the Hindon airbase.

  •  All the aircraft carry tents, blankets, and other humanitarian aid for Ukraine.The Aircraft has a seating capacity of 158.

  •  India bought the C-17 Globemaster from America and the first C-17 Globemaster was inducted in 2013 in the Indian Air Force . Presently the IAF has a fleet of 11 C-17 Globemaster IIIs. 

  • Outside the United States, India has the largest fleet of C-17 Globemaster aircraft in the world.

  • The Indian Air Force had deployed its C-17 Globemasters aircraft for evacuation operations of Indians stuck in Afghanistan when the country fell into the hands of Taliban under operation Dev Shakti.

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