Responding to an appeal from the Syrian Government, an Air India flight left for Damascus of Tuesday (October 23), loaded with medical supplies and a team of ten medical experts.
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Background: Responding to an appeal from the Syrian Government, an Air India flight left for Damascus of Tuesday (October 23), loaded with medical supplies and a team of ten medical experts.
In all ten tons of drugs and medical equipment were on board the flight to Syria, and the medical team included anaesthetists, surgeons, and operating theatre technicians.
India joins other third world nations in sending medical assistance to Arab nations involved in the current conflict with Israel.
The Indian Foreign Office condemned the recent Israeli air attack on Damascus, during which four Indians were killed. It described the attack as a "violation of all considerations of humanity as well as canons of international conduct".
SYNOPSIS: A special chartered Air India flight left New Delhi on Tuesday, bound for Damascus. On board, ten tons of medical supplies - drugs and equipment - and ten medical experts. Among the experts going to the Syrian capital, anaesthetists surgeons, and operating theatre technicians.
The Indian Government sent the medical aid to Damascus at the request of the Syrian Government. India joins other countries, including her northern neighbour, Pakistan, in sending medical supplies to Middle Eastern nations involved in the present struggle with Israel. The Indian Foreign Office recently condemned an Israeli air attack on Damascus. During the attack, four Indians were killed, and several others injured. India called the attack a "violation of all considerations of humanity as well as canons of international conduct."
At the airport to see the medical team off on their flight to Syria, were their families and friends. The Indian Government described the flight as a "goodwill" mission.