"We are really blessed as we have neighbours like India," said a statement issued by Mr Koirala's private secretariat, which further said that "when Nepal faces crisis, we always seek honest help from India".
Mr Koirala also said that he felt really impressed by the working of the Indian teams when he inspected the ongoing rescue efforts in the last three days, and that India's expertise, skill and experience in dealing with the quake would greatly help Nepal. Mr Koirala added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's response came as a huge relief for him during such a crisis.
Mr Koirala's statement came as National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar arrived in Kathmandu on a day-long visit to assess the post-quake situation.
Mr Doval informed Mr Koirala that India was ready to assist Nepal at this moment of crisis while extending a condolence message sent by Mr Modi to Mr Koirala on behalf of the poeple and the government of India.
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