外文标题：A friend in need: India, China turn on ‘aid diplomacy’ in Nepal
DHADING/KATHMANDU: At a 12-bed hospital deep in Nepal’s Himalayan mountains, Indian Air Force helicopters bring in the casualties of a devastating earthquake that has killed more than 4,000: injured men, women and children plucked from hilltops and inaccessible valleys.
In the capital Kathmandu, Chinese rescuers in red uniforms have been searching for survivors in the rubble. Television footage on Tuesday showed one crew pulling a man from the wreckage of a hotel, carrying him gingerly on a stretcher.
Nepal’s government has struggled in the wake of the country’s worst earthquake in nearly a century, its officials have been largely absent from public view. Not so India and China: both promised rescuers, sniffer dogs, tents and food within hours, winning praise from stranded Nepalis.
“We have no faith in our government, only India and (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi are helping us,” said villager Dhruba Kandel in Dhading. “If it were not for these helicopters, people would be dying on the mountains by the dozens.”
right now I am watching news on TV there a Nepali man saying that after quake Indian response was fast than Nepali government. well done modiji proud of you
Himwant Prasad (Unknown)
I am writing from Nepal. I am speaking the voice of Nepalese people. All other countries are donating on Govt to Govt basis. But, India is not only helping Nepal on Govt to Govt basis, but also Govt to people as well as people to people level. The quantity of help on people to people basis is huge. No country can ever match the Indian help to Nepal. Moreover, the reflex that PM Modi exhibited in handling the situation has won the hearts of Nepalese people. India’s initiative was quicker then the initiative of Nepalese Govt itself. It is evidence of love that Modi has in his heart for South Asian people.
Sridhar reddy (Unknown) replies to Himwant Prasad
We are all brothers buddy.. Its our duty to guard and serve people of Nepal .. Together we will come out of these difficult times.. god bless..
Suman Patra (Unknown) replies to Himwant Prasad
very well said..
George Chungath (India)
A friend in need , We India proved a real friend to Nepal when the need of the hour came in these days in the form of earth quake in Nepal.
web presence (Pune)
Please do not call Indian relief efforts as “Aid diplomacy” this is brotherly support.
animesh p (Unknown)
indian govt really acted very fast and everyone appreciating that.. but no time to celebrate.. we need to work hard till the last man is rescued..