The IAF has deployed 42 transport aircraft including six each C-17 and Ilyushin-76 transport planes and 30 medium-lift C-130Js and AN-32 aircraft for this mega operation, an Indian Air Force spokesperson told ANI news agency.
"In the domestic sector, our pilots have flown 634 sorties for 939 hours to move 403 oxygen containers which can carry 6856.2 metric tonnes (MT) of oxygen along with 163.3 MT of other equipment," an IAF spokesperson said.
The IAF has also flown to more than nine countries including Germany, Indonesia, Australia, Britain and Singapore to bring oxygen containers and other relief material from there.
"Our planes have carried out 98 sorties/clocking 480 hours to bring 95 containers from these foreign nations," IAF officials said.
The containers moved from abroad by the IAF can help carry 793.1 MT of oxygen, the officials added.