As India has been clearly brought down to its knees battling the second wave of Covid, several nations have come to its aid. There are those who jumped right in to play the rescue rangers, while others responded under international pressure.
As the country battles acute shortage of oxygen, health infrastructure facilities and even vaccines, several countries including the U.S, the U.K, Singapore, Germany, and European Union have come to India’s aid.
Singapore, the first to offer help
Shortly after External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar appealed for international assistance for India’s Covid crisis, within a day four cryogenic oxygen tanks were airlifted by the Indian Air Force from Singapore.