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Indian Air Force Joins Hand Towards Humanitarian Assistance to Maldives

In a swift response to the ‘National Crisis’ faced by the Maldives, following the shutting down the desalination plants in a fire incident in capital in Male’, the Indian Air Force had pressed fixed wing aircraft into service, carrying a consignment of potable water to meet the immediate requirement of the people in Male’.

Five aircraft including Two C-17 Globemaster-III and Three IL-76 with 153 tones on 05 December 2014 and Three aircraft including Two C-17 and one IL-76 with 130 tones on 06 December 2014 were pressed into service. Two C-17 aircraft have delivered 90 tones of potable water to Male’ today.

Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, has no natural water source and consumes only treated sea water.

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