Israel began to send emergency medical aid to India yesterday to help fight the world's biggest COVID-19 surge. The Foreign Ministry tweeted this morning, "We are delighted that the first shipment containing oxygen generators and concentrators sent from Israel last night has now arrived in India. Israel is committed to helping our precious friend India to win this battle against COVID-19. Israel stands with India."
Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said Tuesday, "The extension of emergency assistance is an expression of the deep friendship between our countries in India’s time of need." Ashkenazi said that India is one of Israel's most important allies, adding that the two countries "share strategic ties that span a wide range of political, security and economic issues."