Monday, April 27, 2015

India Responds to Nepal Quake

Immediately following the massive earthquake which has devastated Nepal and shook parts of northern India, Indian PM Modi has quickly orchestrated a massive aid effort. Indian Army was the first to bring massive assistance, and even RSS is working there through local branches:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Nepal-earthquake-RSS-deputes-senior-member/articleshow/47076471.cms





As the deathtoll passes over 4300, the inability of many Nepalese to get adequate assistance from their own govt in dealing with this crisis will probably result in a backlash in the next election, and a subsequent change in govt. Nepal's communists may be the likely beneficiaries.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-28/nepal-earthquake-survivors-frustrated-by-slow-govt-response/6426282

It's interesting to note that Nepal is pointedly rejecting offers of international aid from Taiwan:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/nepal-turns-down-taiwan-s/1809428.html

Taiwan's offer of aid is the only one that Nepal has refused.

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