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India has sent over 40,000 mt of wheat to Afghanistan so far India-Afghanistan
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India has sent over 40,000 mt of wheat to Afghanistan so far

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 30 Aug 2022, 10:05 am

Islamabad: India has informed the UN Security Council that New Delhi  has dispatched over 40,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan so far.

At a United Nations Security Council, the country's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj highlighted the historical and civilisational linkages to the Afghan people, reports ANI.

"As we have repeatedly stated at the security council, India has direct stakes in ensuring the return of the peace and stability, giving our position as a contiguous neighbour and long-standing partner of Afghanistan. As well as our strong historical and civilisational linkages to the Afghan people," she was quoted as saying by ANI.

"In response to the humanitarian need to the Afgan people, as well as the urgent appeals made by the united nations, India has dispatched several shipments of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan. This include 32 tonnes of medical assistance in 10 batches, which include -- essential life-saving medicines, anti-TB medicines and 50,0000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines," she said.

"These medical consignments have been handed over to the World Health Organisation and to the Indira Gandhi Children Hospital in Kabul," she said, adding that "India has also dispatched over 40,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan so far."

Taliban started controlling Afghanistan from Aug 15, 2021 after the insurgents entered Kabul.