India sends consignment of medical supplies for Afghan children to Kabul
India on Saturday sent an urgent consignment of medical supplies to Kabul by a Kam Air flight
India on Saturday sent an urgent consignment of medical supplies to Kabul by a Kam Air flight. The consignment was sent by the return flight of the Kam Air which on Friday brought 10 Indians and 94 Afghans to New Delhi from Kabul, officials said. These medicines will be handed over to the representatives of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Kabul and will be administered at the Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital, Kabul, an official statement said.
On Friday, a special Kam Air flight from Kabul to New Delhi, chartered by the Indian government, arrived at the IGI airport at New Delhi, bringing 10 Indians and 94 Afghans, including Sikh and Hindu members of the Afghan minority community. The minority community members carried with them some Sikh religious artifacts and some ancient Hindu manuscripts.
Under "Operation Devi Shakti”, a total of 669 people have now been evacuated from Afghanistan. This comprises of 448 Indians and 206 Afghans, which includes members of the Afghan Hindu/Sikh minority community. A total 565 people including 438 Indians were evacuated from Afghanistan earlier in the month of August 2021.
India is also sending 50,000 MT of wheat to Afghanistan by road via Pakistan. The wheat will be carried by Afghan trucks as Pakistan did not allow Indian trucks to transit its territory (SAM)
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