khaskhabar.com : Friday, June 11, 2021 6:03 PM
Kathmandu | Medical equipment and essential supplies worth Rs 28.80 crore, provided by the Indian Army under the Neighborhood First Policy, were handed over to the Nepal Army on Friday.
According to the Indian embassy in Kathmandu, medical equipment was handed over to Nepal Army Chief General Purna Chandra Thapa by India’s Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra, during a ceremony at the Nepalese Army Headquarters.
Medical equipment including ventilators, ambulances, ICU beds, PPE kits, PCR test kits, etc. were distributed in Kathmandu on Thursday.
Kwatra reaffirmed India’s support to the Nepalese Army in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and appreciated its contribution in this regard. The latest assistance is another testament to the close cooperation between the two armies and the two countries, especially in times of need, the embassy said.
The Indian Army has been assisting the Nepalese Army to fight COVID-19 since last year through a variety of aids, including donating one lakh doses of the Kovidshield vaccine.
The armed forces of the two neighboring countries share fraternal ties for decades, where the two armies are headed by honorary chiefs of Nepal and Indian armies.
Due to these strong brotherhoods, Nepalese Army gets a huge amount of support from Indian Army. Most of the time, the Nepalese Army procures its military and other military support and needs, including both lethal and non-lethal, from the Indian Army.
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