Kathmandu, June 11
The Indian Army has handed over various medical instruments and materials to the Nepal Army as support to Nepal’s Covid-19 response, in Kathmandu, on Friday.
The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu says medical equipment and supplies worth Rs 288 million was handed over as part of India’s Neighbourhood First policy.
In a ceremony at Nepali Army Headquarters today, Indian Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over the aid to Nepal Army Chief General Purna Chandra Thapa.
On the occasion, the ambassador reaffirmed India’s support to Nepali Army in its fight against the pandemic and lauded its contribution in this respect.
The support includes ventilators, ambulances, ICU beds, PPE kits, and PCR test kits. In the past, the Indian Army had given its Nepali counterpart 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines. “The latest assistance is another testament to the close cooperation between the two armies and the two countries, particularly in times of need,” the embassy says.