An Indian Air Force aircraft, which arrived in Chennai on Tuesday, brought another 450 oxygen cylinders from the United Kingdom to Foreign Ministry (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.
“Another IAF aircraft arrives from the UK to Chennai (India) in a span of a few hours. It takes another oxygen oxygen cylinder. This support is valued from the UK,” Mr Bagchi tweeted.
Earlier in the day, an Indian Air Force aircraft carrying 450 oxygen cylinders with a capacity of 46.6 liters from the UK arrived in Chennai.
Mr Bagchi thanked the UK and tweeted, “Demonstrating the ability of the partnership to fight the epidemic. An IAF aircraft carrying 450 oxygen cylinders arrives in Chennai (India). Grateful to the UK for the support . “
The United Kingdom announced on Sunday (local time) that it would send an additional 1,000 ventilators from the UK’s surplus supplies to Indian hospitals, as part of its commitment to support India’s fight against a second wave of coronovirus.
So far, the IAF has brought 54 cryogenic containers and 900 oxygen cylinders from outside India (Singapore, Dubai, Bangkok, Frankfurt and the UK), which fly over 140 hours.
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