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On Wednesday, June 22, an earthquake in Afghanistan killed 1,000 people and injured 1,500 others. India has extended a helping hand after the devastation caused by the earthquake in Afghanistan. The Ministry of External Affairs of India has sent food packets, water bottles, medicines and other materials to Afghanistan.
Ilyushin, a special aircraft of the Indian Air Force, has landed in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, on Thursday evening with humanitarian aid. The packing of the first consignment took place in the 8th Battalion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Ghaziabad. Foods, water bottles, medicines and clothes, family tents, blankets, sleeping mats, bags etc. have been sent for the people there in 27 tonnes of luggage.
Ghaziabad NDRF has prepared food items, water and medicines packets in humanitarian aid.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted, “First consignment of earthquake relief assistance from India for the people of Afghanistan arrived in Kabul. This consignment is being handed over by the Indian team to the people of Afghanistan. The consignments will continue to go ahead as well. India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar also tweeted and said- ‘India, a true first responder.’
First wheat, vaccine and now relief material
Afghanistan was occupied by the Taliban in August-2021. The Indian government has not yet recognized the authority of the Taliban, but India is continuously extending a helping hand to Afghanistan. Recently, as a humanitarian aid, India has transported 17 thousand metric tons of wheat to Kabul via Pakistan. Apart from this, Kovid-19 vaccine, polio vaccine and life saving medicines have been delivered. Now after the earthquake, India has deployed its technical team there.
The first consignment of humanitarian aid has been sent by the Government of India. More such consignments will be sent in future.
Help was also provided to Ukraine
Even when the war started in Ukraine in February-2022, the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India had sent humanitarian aid there in many consignments through the Ghaziabad NDRF.