India sends humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan


India has been following closely recent internal developments in Kyrgyzstan, a friendly Central Asian country in our extended neighborhood. While calm has returned to Southern Kyrgyzstan after the unfortunate incidents of violence in mid June, the events, however, left thousands in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

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Source: Indian Air Force
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In response to the appeal by the Kyrgyz Government, the Government of India decided to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the friendly people of the Kyrgyz Republic, in this hour of need. The assistance comprises mainly food items, medicines and tents.

The first of the two IL-76 aircraft left for Osh in Kyrgyzstan from New Delhi today. The aid will be delivered to the Ministry of Emergency Situation of Kyrgyzstan Republic of Osh, through Indian Embassy in Kyrgyzstan. The second IL-76 is scheduled to depart on July 8.

Press release
Indian Air Force