Government of India launches “Operation Maitri”, a rescue and relief mission for the nation of Nepal in response to Saturday 25 April 2015′s devastating earthquake that has left over 2,000 dead and counting in the Himalayan Kingdom. Dozens of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, along with their specialist equipment, and tons of relief supplies were flown in to Nepal over the weekend. Over 2000 Indians were also evacuated back to India

The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Sunday declared “For 125 crore Indians, Nepal is their own country and India will make all efforts to wipe the tears of every person in Nepal, hold their hands and stand with them”