Indian Army to Send Teams to Afghanistan to Fight Covid-19

The Indian Army is readying separate teams to be deployed in Sri Lanka and Afghanistan to help those countries boost capabilities to deal with rising cases of coronavirus, official sources said.

A 14-member Indian Army team was sent to Maldives last month to help the island nation set up coronavirus testing laboratories and train local medical professionals to fight the pandemic.

Earlier this month, India dispatched a 15-member team of Army to Kuwait as part of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

The sources said the teams for Afghanistan are being readied as part of India’s policy of extending helping hand to all friendly countries in the region to fight the pandemic.

India has also been playing a key role in pushing for a common framework in fighting the pandemic in the SAARC region.

22 / April 2020
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