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More power to India-US ties, says PM as US plans to donate 200 ventilators

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NEW DELHI: The US will donate ventilators to India to help it in its fight against Covid-19, the “invisible enemy”, President Donald Trump announced as he reiterated that the US stood with PM Narendra Modi and India during this battle against the pandemic.
Responding to questions by Indian journalists, Trump said: “India has been so great and as you know your PM has been a very good friend of mine. …We are working very much with India and we have a tremendous Indian population in the US and many of the people are working on the vaccine too. We are working very closely with India. Say hello to your PM”.
On Saturday morning, PM Modi tweeted a thank-you to Trump after the latter announced that he would be sending 200 ventilators to India. “Thank you @POTUS @realDonaldTrump. This pandemic is being fought collectively by all of us. In such times, its always important for nations to work together and do as much as possible to make our world healthier and free from Covid-19. More power to India-US friendship,” Modi said.
On Friday, Trump told journalists that the US would donate ventilators, following up from an earlier declaration that once the US started manufacturing enough ventilators, they would “share” some with “friends.”
“I am proud to announce that the US will donate ventilators to our friends in India. We stand with India and @narendramodi during this pandemic. Were also cooperating on vaccine development. Together we will beat the invisible enemy,Read More – Source