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Indian Air Force rescues 550 Indians from quake-hit Nepal

Nearly 550 Indians have been evacuated by the IAF from quake-hit Nepal even as India stepped up its relief and rescue mission with 10 flights and 12 helicopters scheduled to carry specialists and equipment to

PTI [ Updated: April 26, 2015 9:31 IST ]
indian air force rescues 550 indians from quake hit nepal
indian air force rescues 550 indians from quake hit nepal

Nearly 550 Indians have been evacuated by the IAF from quake-hit Nepal even as India stepped up its relief and rescue mission with 10 flights and 12 helicopters scheduled to carry specialists and equipment to Kathmandu today.

Since 10:40 PM last night, four IAF aircraft have landed from Nepal with 546 Indians on board. The first aircraft to land was a C-130J with 55 passengers on board, including four infants, a defence spokesperson said today.

Around midnight, a C-17 aircraft landed with 102 passengers which was followed by an IL 76 with 152.

Around 4 AM, a C17 landed with 237 passengers, all who were evacuated following the massive earthquake that has claimed over 1800 lives.

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