28/04/2015 8:21 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

India Demonstrated Its Global Leadership In Yemen, Nepal: US Envoy

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Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel assist an elderly Indian woman, as she disembarks from an IAF aircraft on arrival from Nepal, at Palam Air Force Station near New Delhi on April 28, 2015, after she and others were transported from the earthquake stricken Himalayan nation. Hungry and desperate villagers rushed towards relief helicopters in remote areas of Nepal, begging to be airlifted to safety, four days after a monster earthquake killed more than 5,000 people. AFP PHOTO/Chandan KHANNA (Photo credit should read Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)

United States Ambassador Richard Rahul Verma on Tuesday said that India has demonstrated its global leadership through its rescue and relief efforts in earthquake-hit Nepal.

Verma, who took to twitter to voice his opinion, noted that this followed the evacuation of over 5,600 people from crisis-hit Yemen earlier this month.

"India has demonstrated its global leadership in recent weeks, 1st in Yemen and now in Nepal. We're grateful; We're impressed; We're inspired," he tweeted.

Saturday's earthquake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale, resulted in the deaths of over 5,000 people and was one of the worst calamities suffered by Nepal in over 80 years.

India has evacuated 170 foreign nationals hailing from 15 countries from Nepal, which recently witnessed a devastating earthquake resulting in the death of over 5,000 people.

The people evacuated include 71 Spaniards, 33 Polish, 20 Czech, 10 US and eight German nationals.

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