India to send relief

India is sending two naval ships with relief and medical supplies to Myanmar where a severe cyclone claimed over 10,000 lives and rendered many more homeless. The ships carrying food items, tents, blankets, clothing and medicines will sail to Yangon from Port Blair, the external affairs ministry announced here. President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee have sent messages of condolence, expressing their deep distress at the devastation caused by the natural disaster.

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