India contributes Rs 3.2 crore to Philippines to take on ISIS
Author: Desk July 12, 2017
In the first time in the history India has given financial assistance of $500,000 (approx. Rs 3.2 crore), in the troubled Mindanao province, 800 km south of Manila.Connexion in the battle against the Islamic State in the city of Marawi, India has rushed financial assistance of $500,000 (approx. Rs 3.2 crore), in the troubled Mindanao province, 800 km south of Manila.
This financial aid is for relief and rehabilitation from deadly terror groups.
The exchanges follow a conversation between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Philippines’ foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on July 6.
Shaken by an attack on Marawi on May 23, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines have launched joint patrols to control the movement of militants across their archipelagic region.
The terror attack claimed the lives of at least 90 soldiers, 380 terrorists and dozens of civilians, according to reports quoting the local police chief.