Coronavirus Impact: IAF C-17 Globemaster Takes off to Iran to Bring Back Indians


New Delhi: A C-17 ‘Globemaster’ aircraft of the Indian Air Force on February 9 took off the Hindon airbase for Tehran to airlift Indian citizens, who are stranded in the Iranian capital in the wake of the Coronavirus.

A medical team and support staff of the IAF is onboard the aircraft for the humanitarian assistance mission. The aircraft will return with the Indian citizens in the early hours of March 10.

Indian Air Force has made all necessary operational and medical arrangements to ensure expeditious and safe return of Indians from Iran.