Earthquake Nepal copes with aftermath India sends massive support for the Himalayan nation

Saturday’s earthquake was the worst to hit Nepal in the last 80 years. The latest reports indicate that the death toll at over 3200, many more are reported to have been killed by this deadly earth-quake. As the Land locked nation is putting in all efforts in relief and rescue operations, aid seems to be pouring in from all corners of the world.
Prime Minister Modi has assured the President and the Prime Minister of Nepal, all the support and assistance needed.
PM Modi also chaired a follow up meeting with his cabinet colleagues and high level officials to review of the relief work under taken in Nepal.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh pressed into action, various departments under the Home Ministry for the rescue operations including the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) posted on the Indo-Nepal border. The NDRF also has sprung into action and the Bureau of Immigration has been instructed to give ‘gratis visas’ to foreign tourists stranded in Nepal who need to come to India.
The Ministry of External Affairs has setup a 24 hr control room to oversee the operations. The Indian Army has launched Operation Maitri and pressed massive rescue operation. The Indian Army as part of its efforts has set aside huge resources.
18 Medical Teams earmarked. Six Medical Teams have reached and have been deployed while the rest are on standby.
10 Engineer Task Forces(ETFs) consisting of manpower, skid steers and JCBs (One partial ETF has landed with stores. Balance are on standby in India).
10,000 blankets and 1,000 tents are on standby.
10 INMARSATs for satellite communications have reached Nepal.
Indian Army drones are also being pressed into action for search and rescue operations.
The Indian Airforce has been pressed into action to bring back Indians from Nepal. As aid starts pouring in from all directions to the tragedy stricken Nepal, India is leading from the front in helping to bring back life to normalcy.


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Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.