India deploys a technical team to the Embassy in Kabul, India deploys a technical team to the Embassy in Kabul, Ministry of External Affairs, Afghanistan

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India has a historical and civilizational relationship with the Afghan people.

India’s First Post-Earthquake Humanitarian Aid Shipment for Afghan People Arrives in Kabul | Photo: Twitter @MEAIndia

New Delhi: In order to closely coordinate the efforts of various stakeholders for the effective delivery of humanitarian aid, an Indian technical team arrived in Kabul on Thursday and was deployed to the Indian Embassy there, said said the Ministry of External Affairs in a press release.

“In order to closely monitor and coordinate the efforts of the various stakeholders for the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and in pursuit of our engagement with the Afghan people, an Indian technical team arrived in Kabul today and was deployed to our embassy there,” the statement read said.

India has a historical and civilizational relationship with the Afghan people.

Recently, another Indian team traveled to Kabul to oversee operations to deliver our humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and met with senior Taliban officials. During the visit, an assessment of the security situation was also carried out.

India’s longstanding ties with Afghan society and the development partnership between the two countries, including humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people, will continue to guide the approach in the future, MEA said.

In support of Afghanistan, the first shipment of Indian earthquake aid arrived in Kabul on Thursday. The consignment was handed over by the Indian team to support Afghan nationals affected by the earthquake, which will then be followed by another consignment.

“The first consignment of Indian earthquake relief aid for the Afghan people reaches Kabul. It is handed over by the Indian team there. External Affairs, Arindam Bagchi, in a tweet.

Retweeting Bagchi’s tweet, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar said, “India is a real first responder.”

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Wednesday, killing more than 1,000 people. The earthquake struck in the early hours of the morning near the city of Khost in the south-east of the country, the worst affected areas being the district of Spera in the province of Khost and the districts of Barmala, Ziruk, Naka and Gayan in Paktika Province. incident, India expressed its condolences to the victims and their families affected by the tragic earthquake in Afghanistan. India said it remains committed to providing assistance and support in this hour of need. The disaster comes as Afghanistan continues to struggle with a severe economic crisis since the Taliban seized power as US-led international forces withdrew after two decades of war. The agency said Afghanistan had asked aid agencies to help with rescue efforts and teams were being sent to the quake-hit area.

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