C-17: The aircraft is capable of carrying a payload of 40-70 tons up to a distance of 4200-9000 km in a single hop.
IAF had undertaken the successful climbing of Mt. Everest on 21 May 2011 by Flt Lt Nivedita, Sgt Raju Sindhu and on 25 May 11 by Sqn Ldr D Panda, Flt Lt Rajika Sharma, Jwo J Singh and Sgt Ganesh Singh Pokhariya. The successful ascent of Mt. Everest brings laurels to the country as well as the IAF.