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India rushes relief to quake-hit Nepal, PM Modi promises all help

india Updated: Apr 27, 2015 12:00 IST
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Within an hour after the 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, India took steps to rush aid to its neighbour.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala, and assured him of all help.

Two military aircraft, a C-130 Hercules and a C17 Globemaster took off from the Hindon air base in Delhi to Kathmandu with relief workers, medicines and blankets.

A control room has been set up in the ministry of external Affairs to provide all help and information round the clock.

The numbers to the 24-hour Control Room are +91 11 2301 2113, +91 11 2301 4104 and +91 11 2301 7905, an official statement said.

Minister of state for external affairs VK Singh expressed solidarity with Nepal, saying India stands by it in this hour of distress.

"Will be our endeavour to extend all support and assistance to those affected," he tweeted.

Ambassador-designate of Nepal in Delhi Deep Kumar Upadhyay said his country needs mobile medical assistant units from India, besides other help.

"We have been in touch with prime minister Narendra Modi and home minister Rajnath Singh. Our president is in touch with them and they have offered to help us. I thank India on behalf of Nepal for assisting us", he said., planes with relief ,