India Aids Afghanistan

India donated 500,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Afghanistan on January 2, 2021, and will send another 500,000 doses in the coming days as part of humanitarian aid.
Abhinaya M

Updated: Jan 03, 2022 05:27:42 pm

03 January 2022 Current Affairs:India donated 500,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Afghanistan on January 2, 2021, and will send another 500,000 doses in the coming days as part of humanitarian aid.

Highlights:
  • Doses were given to Kabul's Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital.
  • Because there are currently no daily flights between India and Afghanistan, vaccines have been sent via an Iranian Mahan Air flight.
  • On December 11, 2021, India sent 1.6 megatons of life-saving medications to a Kabul hospital.
  • The World Health Organization was involved in the distribution of these medications.
India’s Assistance to Afghanistan
  • The Shahtoot dam has been agreed to be built by India. The dam will provide safe and potable water to the city of Kabul's 2 million residents. 
  • It was constructed on the 202-kilometer Pul-e-Khumri transmission line, which connects India to Kabul.
  • Since 2001, Fully committed USD 3 billion to Afghanistan's rebuilding and reconstruction.
  • India also assisted in the redevelopment of Afghanistan's Parliament.
  • India also offered to send 50,000 tons of grain to Afghan via Pakistani land routes. 
  • However, it’s been stalled due to the conditions imposed by Pakistan. 
  • Pakistan announced on December 3 that wheat and medicines will be delivered in Afghan trucks via the Wagah land border crossing. However, the methods have not yet been finalized.
India’s Development Program 
  1. Large infrastructure projects
  2. Human resource development and capacity building
  3. Humanitarian assistance
  4. High-impact community development projects
  5. Enhancing trade and investment through air and land connectivity
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