This Sunday, the world’s largest cargo aircraft, the Russian-built Antonov AN 124-100, landed in New Delhi with life saving equipment such as oxygen generators from the UK, which were cleared by Delhi Customs in 25 minutes – probably a record.
The British High Commission in New Delhi tweeted on Sunday: “The UK sends life-saving support for India in the world's largest cargo plane. Three oxygen generation units arrived in India today. Each capable of producing 500 litres of oxygen per minute. It will help save lives and support India's healthcare system.”
The oxygen generation units, each the size of a 40 ft container, can produce 500 litres of oxygen per minute – sufficient for treating up to 50 people.
Acknowledging the support, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted: “Taking forward our comprehensive strategic partnership, consignment of 3 oxygen generators and 1,000 ventilators arrives from the UK... Deeply value the contribution from our close friend.”