Indian Air Force’s management cell ensuring seamless distribution of foreign aid

Post By : Karvi Rana
Post Date : May 10, 2021
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The Indian Air Force has been operating around the clock Covid Air Support Management Cell (CASMC) at Palam Air Base since April 27, so that a seamless flow of information and minimal time delays in distribution of relief aid coming from foreign countries could be ensured, the Ministry of Defence informed on Sunday

As per an official release, the primary task of the cell is to efficiently coordinate the distribution of all the relief aid coming from foreign countries.

“The cell is operational round the clock. Resources have been coordinated to cater for surge operations which include manpower, ground handling, and loading eqpt and vehicles like flat top trailers and fork lifters,” it said.

Ministry informed that a C-130 and two AN-32 transport aircraft are currently operating at Palam from April 28 to airlift load on short notice across the nation. To streamline the coordination between stakeholders for an emergency airlift, a mock drill was also carried out on April 29.

“Communication links with all important stakeholders like Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Secretory COVID, Hindustan Latex Limited (HLL), and the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) have been established for seamless flow of information and to reduce time delays. A meeting with Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), Air India SATS, and Air Force Movement Liaison Unit was held to streamline custom and warehousing related issues,” it added.

The nation has been seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, resulting in a shortage of medical oxygen and beds for the patients in many parts of the country. Extending a supporting hand countries from around the globe are coming forward to help India fight the pandemic and come out of it as a winner.

The Indian Air Force has been operating around the clock Covid Air Support Management Cell (CASMC) at Palam Air Base since April 27, so that a seamless flow of information and minimal time delays in distribution of relief aid coming from foreign countries could be established, the Ministry of Defence informed on Sunday

As per an official release, the primary task of the cell is to efficiently coordinate the distribution of all the relief aid coming from foreign countries.

“The cell is operational round the clock. Resources have been coordinated to cater for surge operations which include manpower, ground handling, and loading eqpt and vehicles like flat top trailers and fork lifters,” it said.

Ministry informed that a C-130 and two AN-32 transport aircraft are currently operating at Palam from April 28 to airlift load on short notice across the nation. To streamline the coordination between stakeholders for an emergency airlift, a mock drill was also carried out on April 29.

“Communication links with all important stakeholders like Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Secretory COVID, Hindustan Latex Limited (HLL), and the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) have been established for seamless flow of information and to reduce time delays. A meeting with Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), Air India SATS, and Air Force Movement Liaison Unit was held to streamline custom and warehousing related issues,” it added.

The nation has been seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, resulting in a shortage of medical oxygen and beds for the patients in many parts of the country. Extending a supporting hand countries from around the globe are coming forward to help India fight the pandemic and come out of it as a winner.

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