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India deploys planes, personnel, ships to help Palu victims

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 5 2018   /  02:50 am

Humanitarian mission: Indian Air Force and medic pose for a photograph at Balikpapan airport. They are on their way to Palu, Central Sulawesi.

Words Veeramalla Anjaiah Photos Courtesy of Consulate General of India to Sumatra
“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness,” famous Greek tragedian Euripides once said.Likewise, India, a maritime neighbor and a close friend of Indonesia, responded immediately to an appeal by the archipelagic nation for international aid in the wake of Sept. 28’s 7.4-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, which killed more than 1,400 people and affected tens of thousands of others in Palu, as well as the regencies of Donggala, Sigi and Parigi Moutong.   Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday night to offer assistance to the victims. Modi also o...