IAF's C-17 Globemaster to evacuate stranded Indians from Iran tonight; to depart from Hindon airbase at 8 pm
About 2,000 Indians are living in Iran, a country that has witnessed increasing numbers of coronavirus cases in the last few days
India to send largest military aircraft C-17 Globemaster to carry medical supplies to coronavirus-hit China, evacuate Indians from Wuhan
India will send a C-17 military transport aircraft to China's Wuhan on Thursday to evacuate more Indians and deliver a consignment of medical supplies to coronavirus-hit people
IAF's C-17 aircraft to transport Amarnath pilgrims of out Jammu and Kashmir following state govt's request
The Jammu and Kashmir government has requested the Indian Air Force to airlift the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims out of the Kashmir valley.
In 2013, in a subtle show of strength to China, the IAF landed its C-130J Super Hercules transport plane at the world's highest Daulat Beg Oldie airstrip in Ladakh near the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
In a major boost to the country's rapid airlift capability in Arunachal Pradesh, the mighty C-17 Globemaster, the Indian Air Force (IAF)'s largest military transport aircraft, made its first landing at Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), just 29 km from Sino-Indian border on Thursday.
Super aircraft saving lives across the nation: How C-17, C-130J joined rescue ops from Kashmir to Chennai
Heavylifter C-17 Globemaster and the C-130J Super Hercules, which helped in saving thousands of lives during Uttarakhand and Kashmir floods and the deadly Nepal earthquake early this year, again did a yeoman service in rain-hit Chennai where they ferried nearly 1,500 people to safety following the deluge
After dropping the NDRF team, C-130 J will perform aerial recce to check road communication to Pokhara and return to Hindon, defence ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar tweeted.
Over 350 Indians rescued from strife-torn Yemen landed in Mumbai and Kochi on Thursday.
An Indian Navy vessel, despatched to evacuate Indians from Yemen, has reached the periphery of the strife-torn country's territorial waters but is awaiting local clearance for moving in as do two Air India planes.
The C-17 is the biggest aircraft in IAF's inventory and the government had accorded approval to buy 10 C-17 Globemaster III along with associated equipment for the IAF in June 2011.
Commander of US Pacific Air Forces and Air Component Commander General Herbert Carlisle said the "relationship is great with Indian Air Force".