NEW DELHI (AFP) - India has turned down foreign aid as it has 'adequate resources' to provide relief to victims of a deadly tsunami that killed tens of thousands of Asians. 

India has been flooded with 'generous offers of aid' from countries like Russia, the United States, Israel and Japan, said the official who did not want to be named. 'In fact, all friendly nations have offered help but we feel we do have the resources to handle the situation. If at a later stage we feel we need assistance we will not hesitate to ask.'

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Do you think the government of India is foolish to not accept tsunami aid?
NEW DELHI (AFP) - India has turned down foreign aid as it has `adequate resources` to provide relief to victims of a deadly tsunami that killed tens of thousands of Asians.

India has been flooded with `generous offers of aid` from countries like Russia, the United States, Israel and Japan, said the official who did not want to be named. `In fact, all friendly nations have offered help but we feel we do have the resources to handle the situation. If at a later stage we feel we need assistance we will not hesitate to ask.`

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17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 2:44:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think it's that big a deal if they can actually handle it. India was hit far less severely than many of the island nations, and so, even if it is not their primary intention, they are probably diverting some aid resources from themselves to areas that are in more desperate need.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/7/05 - 8:32:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
They don't have to do anything they don't want to. Who cares.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/5/05 - 11:37:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh well, there choice.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/6/05 - 12:07:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
i dont understand why, is it pride? how could they not feel that they need it?
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/6/05 - 12:18:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
If they have all the resources they need, what are they going to do with what we give them? Burn it? Let them stand on their own two feet and not take advantage of foreign aid, good for them.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/6/05 - 12:41:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
INdia is one of the most poor nations in the world - they don't have all the resources they need, I'm sure! They didn't before the tsunami so I don't see how they do now
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/6/05 - 12:53:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
We cant force them to accept aid, we have offered there is not much more we can do
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/6/05 - 7:01:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
It sounds a bit prideful to me. On the government's part anyway. I bet the people were pissed...
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/17/05 - 6:24:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
I dont think its foolish of them but if i were the goverment i would accepted it.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/17/05 - 6:32:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/6/2005 12:41:21 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
INdia is one of the most poor nations in the world - they don't have all the resources they need, I'm sure! They didn't before the tsunami so I don't see how they do now

India are doing pretty well for themselves at the moment.

16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/17/05 - 7:48:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe a little proud, but if they think they can handle it and show the world they can...why not?
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 6/29/05 - 4:38:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
I must admit I feel that we overdid the aid...And they should have the resources since they knew the risk of such events...
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/2/05 - 6:27:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
good on them. let others who need it more have it.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/14/05 - 2:18:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hey, if they think they can handle it, let them go for it.



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