India hands over emergency relief materials worth INR 10 crore to Nepal (With video)

KATHMANDU: A special Indian Air Force C-130 carrying the consignment of over 11 tons of emergency relief materials for the people affected by the earthquake landed at the Nepalgunj Airport on Sunday.

The relief materials worth Rs INR 10 crore included tents and tarpaulin sheets, blankets and sleeping bags as well as essential medicines and medical equipment such as portable ventilators, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Naveen Srivastava said.

The Indian Ambassador on behalf of the Government of India handed over the relief materials to Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka in the presence of Karnali Province Chief Minister Raj Kumar Sharma.

Further consignments of the relief material are expected to arrive in the coming days, he said.

India has become the first country to provide assistance following the earthquake in Nepal.

On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister Khadka thanked India for its assistance.

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