India sends humanitarian aid to Lebanon
An Indian Air Force IL-76 aircraft carrying 275 tents and 3200 blankets left for Lebanon early Saturday morning.Updated: Aug 19, 2006 16:22 IST
India on Saturday sent 25 tonnes of humanitarian aid for the beleaguered people of strife-torn Lebanon.
An Indian Air Force IL-76 aircraft carrying 275 tents and 3200 blankets left for Lebanon earlySaturday morning.
The same aircraft will also evacuate Indian nationals from Lebanon during its return journey back home on Monday, it was officially stated.
The relief effort is a friendly gesture to the people of Lebanon, where several innocent civilians, including women and children, have become victims of the recent clashes.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had announced in Parliament last month that India would provide Rs 10 crores towards humanitarian and relief efforts in Lebanon.
The Defence Ministry was tasked with the procurement and despatch of the relief material. Depending on the requirements, India may also send another consignment of relief material.
First Published: Aug 19, 2006 16:07 IST