Wednesday, February 26, 2020

China allows Indian Air Force flight to Wuhan after dilly-dally

New Delhi: An Indian Air Force (IAF) special flight carrying around 15 Tons of medical assistance comprising masks, gloves and other emergency medical equipment departed for Wuhan, China on Wednesday.
The IAF Flight will also bring back some Indian and foreign nationals from some of our neighboring countries who have sought assistance in traveling to India in keeping with Prime Minister Modi’s neighbourhood first policy. Earlier Air India flight brought back nationals of Maldives and Bangladesh along with over 600 Indians from Wuhan.
This assistance has been provided in the wake the Corona virus (Covid 19) outbreak in China and the request by China to provide supplies such as masks and medical equipment. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had written to President Xi Jinping on 8 February expressing the solidarity of the people of India and the Indian Government with the people and Government of China and also offered assistance to China in this hour of need as a gift.
26/02/20 Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury/Economic Times
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