New Delhi, Feb 25 (PTI) An IAF Dornier aircraft was deployed at "short notice" to airlift a team of doctors from an army hospital in Delhi to transport a liver from Pune that saved the life of an army veteran here, the Indian Air Force said on Sunday.

The IAF also shared a few pictures of the aircraft and the team of doctors in a post on X.

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"An IAF Dornier aircraft was activated at short notice to airlift a team of doctors of Army Hospital (R&R), to retrieve a liver from Pune to Delhi during the night on 23 Feb 24. The subsequent transplant surgery helped save the life of a #Veteran. #HarKaamDeshKeNaam #SavingLives," it posted on X.

A senior official said the team of doctors were airlifted from Delhi to Pune and back, adding that the liver transplant took place at the Army Hospital (Research & Referral) in Delhi.

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