DIMAPUR, April 11 - The biggest heavy-lift transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force, C17 Globemaster, today carried a consignment of critical medical items to Nagaland to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The C17 Globemaster, which can carry 70 tonnes of load, landed at the Dimapur airport today. This is the fourth consignment of medical items to be handed over to the State Government by different IAF aircraft.
The items were received by Adviser to the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Kazheto Kinimi, on behalf of the State Government. He thanked the IAF team which has been continuously supporting the Nagaland Government in the fight against the global pandemic.
Such proactive preparedness and cohesive coordination and cooperation by multiple nodal agencies is the need of the hour, considering the difficult terrain and inherent connectivity issue faced by the Naga people, Kinimi said. He said the NSDMA has been able to take adequate mitigation measures due to the support of the Centre and the Naga people�s collective efforts.