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India will provide all Nepal needs, says Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday assured Nepal of India’s continued support in the wake of the quake and said all requirements will be met as per their request.

Noting that scaling down or stepping up of relief operations by India depended on Nepal's needs, he said, "Whatever their requirement, we will provide that. You cannot jump on someone and help him (sic). We are doing everything as per their requirement." 

Asked if there was a plan to scale down air operations, Parrikar said “it is the responsibility of the IAF to meet Nepal's request and their requirement. They are in touch with the Ministry of External Affairs”. He said the focus of the operation right now was on extending relief and support. Since April 25, IAF has airlifted 3,193 people, flying a total of 48 fixed-wing sorties by C-17 Globemaster III, IL-76, C130J Super Hercules and AN-32 aircraft to land a total of 314.6 tonnes of relief material and equipment.


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