The Indian Army has handed over medical equipment and supplies worth Rs 288 million to the Nepali Army as a part of its 'Neighborhood First' policy
The Indian Army has handed over medical equipment and supplies worth Rs 288 million to the Nepali Army as a part of its 'Neighborhood First' policy.
Indian Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over the medical supplies to General Purna Chandra Thapa, Chief of Nepali Army, at a program at Nepali Army Headquarters, in Tundikhel on Friday.
Kwatra reaffirmed India's support to the Nepali Army in its fight against the Covid19 pandemic and lauded its contribution in battling the pandemic, The Kathmandu Post reported.
According to the statement issued by the embassy, the equipment including ventilators, ambulances, ICU beds, PPE kits, PCR test kits had reached Kathmandu on Thursday.
The Indian Army has been assisting the Nepali Army to respond to the Covid-19 crisis through various kinds of assistance since last year, including providing it with 100,000 doses of COVISHIELD vaccines which were provided in March, added the embassy.
The latest assistance is another testament to the close cooperation between the two armies and the two countries, particularly in times of need, it said.