The Indian Air Force (IAF) has issued a statement, stating that its aircraft have avoided flying over Pakistan, in response to rumors that Pakistan did not permit IAF planes to fly over its airspace while traveling to Turkey and Syria for humanitarian missions.
Indian Air Force
They alleged, “Since this is our usual operating policy, none of our aircraft fly over Pakistan. When flying towards Europe or West Asia, our aircraft travel a longer path by departing from the Gujarat side to avoid Pakistani airspace.”
A C130J-Hercules aircraft from the Indian Air Force headed to Syria on Tuesday night from Hindon Airport in Ghaziabad with medical supplies. A total of 6.5 tons of life-saving medications and other emergency medical supplies were on board the airplane.
Following the earthquake that shook the nation on Monday, India increased its assistance to Syria in the continuing situation. A C130J-Hercules plane belonging to the Indian Air force was seen being loaded with medical supplies earlier on Monday.
Indian Air Force headed to Syria
In a talk with the media, Rajesh Nayar, a PSU affiliated with the Ministry of Health (HLL Life Care), stated: “People impacted by the horrific earthquakes are receiving equipment, medicines, and other supplies in Syria.
In collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Health, the medicines, life-saving medications, and other supplies are being sent.”
He said, “The drugs utilized in an emergency that is administered to patients in this kind of situation have been specified. According to the list provided by the ministry, the medications have been ordered.
Rajesh Nayar told reporters that “Medical devices needed for the injured patients when they are admitted to the emergency are being sent. A total of 6.5 tons of supplies and equipment are being delivered. He said that the Syrian Ministry of External Affairs officers would deliver the supplies to their colleagues there.
There were also rumors that Pakistan forbade aircraft from flying over its airspace to deliver aid to Turkey and Syria. IAF clarified that, by usual operational procedure, none of its aircraft have flown over Pakistan.
Turkey and Syria
an officer from the IAF informed reporters that “Since this is our usual operating policy, none of our aircraft travel over Pakistan. When flying towards Europe or West Asia, our aircraft travel a longer path by departing from the Gujarat side to avoid Pakistani airspace.”
Due to earthquakes that have killed thousands of people there, the two countries have suffered greatly. In addition to shaking Kahramanmaras on Monday, a 7.7-magnitude earthquake with a center in the Pazarcik district also shook Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, Adiyaman, Malatya, Osmaniye, Hatay, and Kilis, according to Anadolu Agency.
Later that day, the area was shaken by an earthquake with a 7.6 magnitude that was centered in the Elbistan neighborhood of Kahramanmaras. In addition to other bordering nations, such as Lebanon and Syria, the earthquake was also felt there.
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Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca
At least 7,266 people have died as a result of the earthquakes that occurred on Monday in Turkey and Syria. According to Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, there have been 5,434 fatalities in Turkey to date, according to CNN. A minimum of 1832 people have perished in Syria as a result of Monday’s earthquakes.
According to Syrian official media, at least 812 people have passed away in regions under the control of the government. According to CNN and the White Helmets, a volunteer group in Syria, the death toll in parts of northwest Syria controlled by the opposition has reached 1,020.
In Turkey, there have been at least 31,777 injuries. According to Syrian official media, there have been at least 3,849 injuries overall, with at least 1,449 of those occurring in areas that are under government control. According to the White Helmets, at least 2,400 people have been killed in the northwest of Syria which is under opposition control.
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