Israel will be sending life-saving equipment to India throughout the week. Amid the coronavirus surge in nation, Israel to assist it in the fight. In a statement released by officials the medical equipment to be sent to India include oxygen generators and respirators. The equipment will be delivered through a series of flights throughout the week starting Tuesday.
Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said “India is one of Israel’s closest and most important friends. We stand with India, particularly during these difficult times India is experiencing, and are sending life-saving equipment to our Indian brothers and sisters," in the statement. The ministry said that both the countries, Israel and India share strategic ties that span a wide range of political, security, and economic issues. India is one of the most important countries for Israel broadly in the international arena and particularly in Asia-Pacific. The emergency assistance is an "expression of deep friendship" between both countries at such a tough time for India. The economic division at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs is said to have roped in key economic bodies, including the Israel-India Chamber of Commerce, Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce, Manufacturers' Association of Israel, Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce and the Israel Export Institute for the aid package.
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is said to have also joined Israel’s aid efforts and will donate oxygen generators and other equipment.