Kathmandu, 5 November 2023 – In a swift and compassionate response to Nepal’s recent earthquake disaster, India has stepped forward, extending a helping hand to its Himalayan neighbor by delivering a crucial consignment of emergency relief materials. A special Indian Air Force C-130 flight landed in Nepal on Sunday, delivering a lifeline to the quake-hit region.
This first consignment of humanitarian assistance, valued at Rs 10 crore, includes a range of essential items aimed at providing immediate relief to those affected by the devastating earthquake. The relief materials encompass tents, blankets, tarpaulin sheets, as well as vital medicines and medical equipment.
Nepal received the initial shipment of these much-needed supplies in Nepalgunj on Sunday, as confirmed by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu. The special Indian Air Force C-130 flight carried an impressive load of over 11 tonnes of emergency relief materials, featuring tents and tarpaulin sheets, warm blankets, sleeping bags, and critical medical resources, including portable ventilators designed to aid those affected by the natural disaster.
India’s rapid and substantial response to its neighbor’s time of need underscores the solidarity between these two nations and serves as a testament to the importance of regional cooperation during times of crisis. This timely assistance is a significant step in alleviating the suffering and distress caused by the earthquake and reaffirms the strong bonds of friendship that exist between the peoples of India and Nepal.