KATHMANDU: Indian Army handed over medical equipment and supplies amounting to 28.8 crores rupees to the Nepali army on Friday.
As part of India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ policy Indian ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over the medical supplies to Chief of the Nepali Army Purna Chandra Thapa amid a ceremony at the Nepali Army headquarters.
“The medical equipment, including Ventilators, Ambulances, ICU beds, PPE Kits, PCR test Kits, etc was delivered to Kathmandu on 10 June 2021,” states the press release issued on Friday. “The Indian Army has been assisting the Nepali Army to fight Covid-19 through various kinds of assistance since last year, including one lakh doses of COVISHIELD vaccines which were provided in March 2021.”
According to the Indian Embassy, ambassador Kwatra had reaffirmed Indian support to Nepali Army in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and had lauded its contribution in this respect.
The embassy has said the latest assistance was another testament to the close cooperation between the two armies and the two countries, particularly in times of need.