India may soon send assistance to quake-hit Afghanistan

India may soon send assistance to Afghanistan in the aftermath of the deadly earthquake that rocked the country. It is learnt that both India and Taliban have had exchanges with each other through well-established channels regarding assistance from New Delhi.

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake jolted Afghanistan earlier this week, with the true extent of devastation unravelling now. More than 1,000 are feared dead with scores injured in the earthquake.

The Taliban officials are hopeful that the “first batch of Indian emergency assistance will arrive” soon.

On Wednesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Ministry of External Affairs were quick to extend condolences. PM Modi in a tweet said, “India stands by the people of Afghanistan in their difficult times”.

The Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi, highlighted that New Delhi remains “committed to providing assistance and support in this hour of need.”

Farid Mamundzay, the Afghan envoy to Delhi, appreciated India’s “solidarity and support at this difficult time.”