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Tuesday, 4 January, 2005

India turns down international aid in Andaman islands

Excerpt from Reuters Foundation Alert Net:

India turned down offers of help from international aid organisations in the tsunami-hit Andaman and Nicobar islands on Monday.

Junior interior minister Prakash Jaiswal said the Indian government believed it could handle the catastrophe on the badly hit southern islands, which are home to military airbases and considered a strategic zone by New Delhi.

"We are very grateful to foreign governments, agencies, and all others who have offered to help at this moment. But the government of India has enough assests at its disposal. We believe we can handle this calamity," Jaiswal told reporters.

Read the complete article here http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L03128466.htm
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Anonymous Anonymous said :

If the Aid efforts are being spurned by India just because its a restricted area. Then its sad !!!

Tue Jan 04, 09:12:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

i think that no matter what happened India does need help from the international aid...i mean alls their trying to do is help them get on their feet faster and to help people who really need it.

Tue Jan 04, 10:27:00 am IST