In a humanitarian gesture, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday approved airlifting of critically-ill daughter of a retired naval officer from Chhattisgarh to the Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi, after the father tweeted to him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking help.

In a series of tweets, Ravi Kant Soni, who served in the navy for 20 years, had urged the Ministry of Defence for air evacuation of his daughter, who is on a ventilator at a hospital in Bhilai with insufficient medical facilities.

The principal spokesperson of Ministry of Defence responded within hours, approving airlifting of his critically injured daughter.

Soni later tweeted expressing gratitude towards Manohar Parrikar and the IAF team for extending immediate support and pulling his daughter out of emergency situation.

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