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Coronavirus: IAF to deploy C-17 Globemaster to ferry Indians from Iran

Indian Air Force's C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft to leave for Iran today to bring back Indians citizens stuck there amid coronavirus outbreak, news agency ANI reported quoting government sources.

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New Delhi Updated on: March 09, 2020 18:00 IST
Coronavirus: IAF to deploy C-17 Globemaster to ferry Indians from Iran
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Coronavirus: IAF to deploy C-17 Globemaster to ferry Indians from Iran

Indian Air Force's C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft to leave for Iran today to bring back Indians citizens stuck there amid coronavirus outbreak, news agency ANI reported quoting government sources. The C-17 Globemaster military aircraft is expected to depart from the Hindon airbase around 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.

Three days ago, a Mahan airline plane had brought swab samples of 300 Indians from Iran to India.

The Union Health Ministry was initially considering setting up a laboratory in Iran to test Indians living in the country for coronavirus. However, the plan was shelved due to logistical issues.

(With ANI and PTI inputs)

 

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