Nepalese Army Appreciates Outstanding Contributions of Foreign Military Elements.
The Nepalese Army applauds the excellent support rendered by various military elements of friendly foreign Nations who have rushed to Nepal’s aid in the hour of need. The tremendous work of these forces, in close cooperation and coordination with the Nepalese Army, has resulted in many lives saved, families sheltered and countless mouths fed.
As per international practice, the flights of all foreign military aviation assets are coordinated, along with rescue and relief activities of all foreign forces, through the Multi National Military Coordination Centre (MNMCC) at Nepalese Army Headquarters. Thereafter, NA Air Operations publishes a coordinated and compiled Flight Tasking Order the night before, which is then executed the next day. NA Liaison Officers are present in every flight.
According to a press release issued by Directorate of Public Relations Nepal Army, teams of friendly Foreign Nations, the first of which – Indian rescue teams – started arriving within 6 hours of the earthquake. Together, foreign military teams have rescued 19 people from collapsed structures and recovered 151 bodies. By 10 May 2015, Indian military aviation had delivered more than 336.1 tonnes of relief materials, especially focusing on badly damaged areas of Gorkha and neighboring Districts. Together with Nepalese Army aviation, pooled aircraft of the Chinese, Indian and USA, had lifted 3246 civilians to safety and delivered approximately 615 tonnes of much needed, life saving relief material to remote areas of the country. Similarly, Foreign Military Medical Teams treated 20,188 people in various locations.
The Nepalese Army is delighted to work in such close cooperation with our Multi National Military partners and deeply appreciates their invaluable support.
Nepal Army said that some media are disseminating the fabricated news reports against the work performed by Indian Army’s Helicopter. “Since their arrival to launch rescue operation in Nepal, Indian Army’s helicopter under Nepal Army’s command carried out number of sorties to rescue Nepalese and foreigners stranded in various areas. We highly appreciate the support given by Indian Army helicopter during the earthquake, ”said press release issued by Nepal Army.
Nepal Army urged Nepalese media to take restrain while writing such fabricated news in the media.