On February 7, India sent relief and humanitarian aid to earthquake-affected Turkey as promised. After the Indian Air Force plane landed in Turkey, Turkish Ambassador to India Firat Sunel described New Delhi as a true friend.
Amid freezing temperatures and blizzards, an earthquake rocked Turkey and Syria that scared the world. Five earthquakes one after another destroyed everything. Thousands of people died. The world extended a helping hand to Turkey and Syria. In this hour of sorrow, Turkey and Syria’s staunch enemy Israel also stepped forward. Despite the protests, India also sent aid to Turkey without wasting any time. On February 7, India sent relief and humanitarian aid to earthquake-affected Turkey as promised. After the Indian Air Force plane landed in Turkey, Turkish Ambassador to India Firat Sunel described New Delhi as a true friend.
The first batch of NDRF medicines and medical equipment from India has arrived in Turkey. The C-17 Globemaster aircraft of the Indian Air Force has arrived with this relief material. Tributes to those killed in Turkey were also paid at the Indian Parliament. Various media reports including One India, Firstpost, News18, Zee News, Free Press Journal, Hindi Dainik Jagran, etc., reporting on India’s efforts to help the disaster-stricken nation, reported that Pakistan had blocked Indian Air Force planes going to Turkey. It has not been given airspace. Due to which he had to make several turns and land in Turkey by another route.
These reports quoted News18 as saying that teams from the Indian National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have already landed at Turkey’s Adana airport with modern drilling equipment, medics and rescue supplies. He had to take a detour because Pakistan refused permission to use its airspace. However, Indian flights to Ankara were found not to be transiting Pakistan. It is believed that the Indian establishment never sought authorization from the Pakistan aviation authority to send its military jets through its airspace.
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