India flies large quantities of necessities to Afghanistan struck by the earthquake

New Delhi (AP) — India gives teams family tents, blankets and other relief supplies to distribute to eastern Afghanistan villages where a deadly earthquake has destroyed thousands of timber and stone homes into rubble. I sent that.

State media reported that nearly 3,000 homes were destroyed or severely damaged. Death toll increased to 1,150 After the magnitude 6 quake on Wednesday, the score was further injured.

The picture of the relief activity is Accompanied by tweets From India’s Minister of Foreign Affairs S. Jaishankar: “India, a true first responder.”

A total of 27 tons of supplies were delivered in two flights to Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, coordinated by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Afghanistan Red Crescent, a statement from the ministry said Friday.

“As always, India is in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan with whom we have shared centuries of relationships and continues to commit to providing immediate relief to the people of Afghanistan.” Said the statement.

Residents of the most damaged area The Taliban-led government and the international aid community are struggling to bring support, and most seem to be trying to survive after the earthquake on their own.

India had not been left with diplomatic presence in Kabul after evacuating staff prior to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan last year.The embassy has been vacant ever since Taliban ruled Afghanistan In August. However, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it has since sent 20,000 tonnes of wheat, 13 tonnes of medicines, 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine and winter clothing to Afghanistan to make up for the shortage in Afghanistan.

Indian officials Talks with the Taliban To discuss the distribution of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan earlier this month.

The Indian envoy previously met with the Taliban representative in Doha, the capital of Qatar. There they have an office.

India said it would follow UN leadership in deciding whether to approve the Taliban government.