India to send 75,000 metric tons of wheat to Afghanistan, also providing assistance to children

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Oct 16, 2019, 08:10 PM(IST)

Indian envoy Vinay Kumar at the 37th anniversary of the Afghan Red Crescent Society in Kabul on Wednesday. (Picture courtesy: Embassy of India Kabul) Photograph:( Others )

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According to Vinay Kumar, in the last four years, around 2000 Afghan children in the age group of four months to 18 years have received India’s assistance of US$ 4 million.

India will be sending a consignment of 75,000 metric tons of wheat to Afghanistan in November 2019 as part of its humanitarian gesture. The consignment will be sent via the Chabahar port and the supply will commence from Kandala port next month.

India first sent a consignment of wheat via Chabahar in 2017 with a supply of 1.1 million tonnes. This move also paved the way for commencing the operation at the Chabahar port to improve Afghanistan's connectivity.

At the 37th anniversary of the Afghan Red Crescent Society (SRCS), Indian envoy to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar spoke about the financial assistance being provided by New Delhi for treatment of Afghan children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease and commended the "outstanding work of ARCS and its volunteers in providing humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan affected by the conflict and natural disasters''. 

According to Vinay Kumar, in the last four years, around 2000 Afghan children in the age group of four months to 18 years have received India’s assistance of US$ 4 million.

From infrastructure to humanitarian aid to building institutions, India is engaging with Afghanistan according to the country's development priorities. 

New Delhi on Tuesday completed the replacements for all four Mi-24V helicopters that it had given to Afghanistan in 2015/2016. While two helicopters were given earlier this year, the other two were handed over to Afghan National Security Forces (ANDSF) on Tuesday.

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