PV Desk : India’s naval ship Airavat reached Chattogram on Tuesday carrying relief for the Rohingyas who took shelter in Cox’s Bazar fleeing ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar.
The relief materials will be handed over to Bangladesh at the Chattogram port on Wednesday, the Indian High Commission in Dhaka said.
India had extended the first phase of humanitarian assistance comprising 981 tonnes of relief in 2017 after the crisis began in last August.
The relief materials include family packs of rice, pulses, sugar, salt, cooking oil, tea, ready-to-eat noodles, biscuits and mosquito nets to meet the immediate requirements of around 300,000 displaced people.
“India has always responded readily and swiftly to any crisis in Bangladesh, in keeping with the close ties of friendship between the two countries,” the high commission said.