Nepal earthquake: India sends second flight carrying 9 tonnes of emergency relief
Nepal earthquake: A second flight from India carrying nine tonnes of emergency relief assistance has arrived in Nepal.
India has dispatched a second relief flight as part of its "Neighbourhood First Policy." External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar reaffirmed India's unwavering support for Nepal in this trying time.
"Second flight carrying 9 tonnes worth of emergency relief assistance lands in Nepal. India's support to Nepal remains strong and steadfast in this difficult hour," Jaishankar said.
In a display of solidarity and cooperation, India has dispatched a second relief flight to Nepal. This timely assistance is intended to assist Nepal during a difficult time.
The Indian Embassy in Nepal said in a statement that the second consignment of emergency relief materials for earthquake-affected families in Nepal was handed over by the Deputy Chief of Mission, Prasanna Shrivastava, on behalf of the Government of India to the Chief District Officer of Banke Shravan Kumar Pokhrel in the presence of Nepalgunj Mayor Prashant Bista.
The relief material, which included essential medical and hygiene supplies, tents, sleeping bags, and blankets, was delivered to Nepalgunj by a special Indian Air Force C-130, according to the statement.
India sent its first emergency aid package to Nepal a day ago, containing medical equipment, relief supplies, and other items for people affected by the magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Nepal.
The powerful earthquake, which jolted the national capital and parts of north India, killed 157 people and injured many more.