India provides 1200 vehicles and communications sets to Nepal

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Kathmandu, Jan 25 (UNI) The Indian Government has donated 1,200 four-wheel drive vehicles and 14,000 sets of communication equipment to Nepal.

Indian ambassador to Nepal Shiv Shankar Mukherjee handed out the vehicles and communication equipment to Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula during a function organised at the Indian Embassy.

Ambassador Mukherjee said India wished to see Nepal's transition to a democratic, peaceful and prosperous country and reaffirmed India's commitment to supporting in whatever manner possible the efforts aimed at creating a new democratic, stable and prosperous Nepal in accordance with the wishes of the people of the Himalayan nation.

Including the first three batches of vehicles and communication equipment and 6,800 metric tonnes of rice, sugar and skimmed milk provided last year, India's aid package for Nepal's peace process is estimated to be around Rs 2.56 billion, the embassy said.

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