First shipment of India's quake relief aid arrives in Kabul

India handed over first shipment of relief aid to Afghan nationals affected by earthquake . India said it is committed to providing assistance and support in this time of crisis .

Kabul (Afghanistan), June 23: On Thursday, the Indian team handed over the first shipment of Indias earthquake relief assistance to the Afghan nationals affected by the earthquake, which would be followed by another shipment, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.The Indian team is delivering the book.In a tweet, official spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, Arindam Bagchi, said that India is a true first responder.On Wednesday, an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck Afghanistan and Pakistan, killing more than 1000 people.

India said it is remained committed to providing assistance and support in this time of crisis, which comes as Afghanistan continues to grapple with a serious economic crisis after the Taliban took control, as US-led international forces pulled out after two decades of conflict.According to a UN report, Afghanistan had asked humanitarian organizations to assist with relief efforts and teams were being sent to the quake-stricken region.