Top Indian officials review progress on Nepal

SansadTV Bureau

Nepal_towerIndia has assured Nepal that it stands steadfastly with the quake-hit neighbour and will provide all possible assistance. The assurance was reiterated as the top Indian officials met the Nepalese Prime Minister on Friday. The officials also reviewed the situation along with the progress on relief work carried by Indian forces and experts.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar arrived in the capital city called on Prime Minister Sushil Koirala to discuss the rescue and relief operations in the areas affected by the earthquake.

“We have taken an account of how the Nepalese government and the Nepalese Army are working and how the NDRF is assisting them with total dedication and a total sense of commitment and they have done very good work,” Doval said.

India had rushed vast amounts of relief goods along with 16 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to Nepal soon after the massive quake devastated the mountain nation.

“Wherever they have been deployed, they have been able to rescue a lot of people and they have recovered some dead bodies as well,” he added.

The NSA who also took an aerial survey of the Gorkha district assuring that all possible help will be sent to the region.

“Met local people over there and they were extremely appreciative of the work which was being done. The Nepalese army and being assisted by the Indian army medical team deployed there,” he told reporters.

Humanitarian efforts have poured in from all parts of the world, from the day the disaster struck the Himalayan nation, killing over 6,300 people. Nearly 14,000 people have been injured.