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Indian troops became the first foreign soldiers to reach Nepal within 4 hr of the earthquake, with one C-130J aircraft, two C-17 and one IL-76 transporting 295 National Disaster Relief Force personnel, 46.5 tonnes of load and five sniffer dogs on April 25, 2015. During Operation Maitri, the Indian Army and the Air Force flew 2,223 sorties, shifted about 11,200 people to safer places and transported and dropped about 1,700 tonnes of relief material. Rapid Action Medical Teams gave emergency assistance to 4,762 injured, including performing 300 surgeries, while about 216 people were admitted to hospitals and 4,174 were treated as OPD cases.Later, aircraft C-17 Globemaster III, IL-76 Gajraj and An-32 and eight helicopters like Mi-17 V5 and Mi-17 also served the task. Engineer Task Force cleared over 16 km of tracks, moved over 11,477 cu m of debris and constructed tracks in difficult and inaccessible areas. They also rebuilt 55 houses. The Army’s Everest Expedition was located at the Everest Base Camp when the earthquake struck and they rescued a number of mountaineers trapped by an avalanche and helped recover 18 bodies. Op Maitri continued till June 4, 2015.