A heart-warming image of an Indian Army woman personnel getting a peck on her cheek by a Turkish woman while on rescue-and-relief work in the quake-hit nation is gaining traction on social media. In a bid to provide relief, India decided to immediately dispatch a search-and-rescue team to Turkey under ‘Operation Dost’, a term coined by external affairs minister S Jaishankar to highlight the friendship maintained between nations. On Tuesday, India sent relief materials, a mobile hospital and specialised teams in four C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft to Turkey to support the country’s search and rescue efforts. On Wednesday, India dispatched relief materials in another aircraft to Turkey. Earlier in the day, Jaishankar took to Twitter to provide an update on the relief work done by India in Turkiye. He shared photos of teams from India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) commencing a search operation in Turkey’s Gaziantep.
Today: December 2, 2023