Antananarivo: Indian Ambassador to Madagascar Abhay Kumar handed over the relief material to country’s Prime Minister Christian Ntsay in a bid to help the people of the flood-hit African country.
The relief materials were taken to Madagascar via Indian Naval Ship Airavat that reached at the port of Antsiranana on Friday. The relief materials include food items, clothing and other essential consumer goods.
“We are two neighbours connected by the ocean. Our quick action to divert INS Airavat to support flood relief operations in Madagascar speaks louder than our words. India has always stood with its neighbours, whether land or maritime and will always continue to do so. We are often the first country to extend help whenever a neighbour faces a natural disaster,”said Kumar.