The Biden administration’s move came days after Sullivan, during an appeal with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, announced a round of COVID-19 humanitarian aid to India.

The United States is determined to help the Indian people at this time of crisis, said US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan as the first shipment of essential medical supplies for the country took off from California.

“The United States is committed to helping the Indian people. We will continue to stand together in our common battle against COVID-19,” Sullivan said in a tweet Wednesday shortly after the White House announced it was delivering emergency supplies for COVID-19. worth over 100 million USD in the coming days in India.

The Biden administration’s move came days after Sullivan, during an appeal with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, announced a round of COVID-19 humanitarian aid to India.

President Joe Biden met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. The US president has reportedly pledged all the support India needs in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biden ordered the entire administration to work on a war footing to save lives in India. The Pentagon is also deploying its resources.

USIAD has said it is airlifting vital medical supplies to India to save lives, stop the spread of COVID-19 and meet the urgent health needs of the Indian people.

“We are sending critical oxygen and O2 related supplies, N95 masks and rapid diagnostic test kits to India,” he tweeted.

In a tweet, Indo-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi said the United States cannot remain isolationist because the COVID-19 variants in India can jump on a plane or jump on a ship and come easily to dismantle them. progress of the American pandemic.

“That’s why we are sending vaccines and supplies,” he added.

In a separate tweet, Senator Ed Markey said it was America’s moral obligation to support other countries like India that are facing deadly COVID-19 outbreaks.

“We ask Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for their plans to make their vaccines accessible to those who desperately need them. A global pandemic demands global solutions, ”he said.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee praised US aid to India.

“I commend President Biden for his assistance to India. We must continue to monitor India’s needs and provide them with resources when they need them. necessary. I am very happy to note that Pakistan is providing ambulance support to India, ”she said.

“I hope this will be an opportunity for these two countries to work together. And I mourn the loss of the thousands of people who lost their lives in India to COVID-19, ”Jackson-Lee said.

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