2,000 metric tons of wheat were dispatched as part of India's commitment to help the Afghan people

India on Tuesday sent the third consignment of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. This time, India has sent 2,000 metric tonnes of wheat to the war-ravaged country via Pakistan.

India had sent 2,500 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan via Pakistan on February 22, which reached Jalalabad city on February 26.

Earlier this month, India had dispatched the second consignment of 2,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan.

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted on Tuesday, “Our tireless efforts continue to support the people of Afghanistan. Today the third consignment of 2000 metric tonnes of wheat was dispatched to Jalalabad city of Afghanistan. This is part of India’s commitment to send 50,000 MTs of wheat to Afghanistan which will be distributed by @WFP_Afghanistan.”

On October 7 last year, India had sent a proposal to Pakistan to allow 50,000 tonnes of wheat to be transported to Afghanistan by road, to which the neighboring country responded positively on November 24.

After this, both neighboring countries were in close contact to determine the modalities for sending the wheat consignment to Afghanistan.

The consignments sent by India are being distributed by the United Nations Food Programme in Afghanistan.