A defence official said an AN32 plane of Air Force was going to Imphal from Guwahati to take 75 NDRF personnel for relief and rescue operations.

A C17 Globemaster & IL76 plane had been kept on standby at the Hindon airbase to respond to any further relief operations as and when needed. Army units in Manipur have already started providing all necessary medical assistance to the injured, officials said.

Also read: Six killed, over 90 injured as strong quake hits Northeast India
Also, the Union Health Ministry will send a three-member team to Manipur tomorrow to assess the ground situation after a strong earthquake hit the northeastern region today, leaving six dead and 90 others injured.

Health Minister J P Nadda said that his Ministry is constantly in touch with the North Eastern states affected by the earthquake and all support is being provided to them.

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