India dispatches four C-17s with relief material, rescue and medical personnel to Turkey

India on Tuesday dispatched four Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft with relief material, a 30-bed field hospital, and rescue and medical personnel to Turkey as part of its Humanitarian And Disaster Relief (HADR) efforts to assist earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria. The first C-17 reached during the day on Tuesday.

To Syria, India is despatching medical supplies in an IAF C-130 transport aircraft to Damascus, though its departure was delayed through the day. “An IAF flight carrying 6 tons of emergency relief assistance has taken off for Syria. Consignment consists of life saving medicines and emergency medical items. Indian stands in solidarity with those most affected by this tragedy,” External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar tweeted late on Tuesday.