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IAF airlifts equipment for oxygen plants in Nagaland

DIMAPUR: The Indian Air Force (IAF) today airlifted remaining consignment of compressors and equipment for three oxygen plants in Nagaland.

The three plants are to be built in Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung districts of the state.

The major consignment for the oxygen plants was airlifted by Chandigarh based IL 76 aircraft from New Delhi last week.

The remaining consignment, weighing approx three tons, was handed over to Chumukedima extra assistant commissioner Seyie Solo.

The AN-32 medium lift transport aircraft of the IAF, belonging to 49 Squadron based at Jorhat, was assigned to carry out the mission.

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The IAF completed its 13 special airlift mission in aid of the state carrying about 96 tons of critical Covid-related equipment since the beginning of the pandemic last year.

The IAF in the past has also provided air support in aid of the civil administration during disaster management when the state was affected by landslide and forest fire.

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