July 13, 2008

PM Visits ITBP Jawans Injured in Kabul Blast

NEW DELHI: Amid hectic schedule on Thursday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited AIIMS to enquire about the health of two ITBP jawans injured in Monday's suicide attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul.

The two jawans were airlifted from Afghanistan and are currently undergoing treatment at the AIIMS trauma centre. He spoke to the doctors attending on the jawans and gave personal instruction for their special care.

The PM will call on the family members of Brigadier RD Mehta and IFS officer BV Rao, the two top ranking officers who were killed in the suicide attack, on Friday. Singh had earlier in the day announced Rs 2 lakh each for the treatment of two ITBP jawans from PM's National Relief Fund. The PM returned from his Japan visit past midnight on Thursday.

He announced a life time financial support to the families of Brigadier Mehta and Rao.

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