Indian blankets to reach Tokyo tomorrow

New Delhi: The first tranche of relief offered by India to tsunami-hit Japan is set to reach Tokyo on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had announced that India would despatch 25,000 blankets to Japan as part of its initial contribution to the relief efforts in the quake-cum-tsunami hit Tohuku district.

"25,000 blankets are schedule to be transported to Japan in several batches and are going to be distributed over the region," a Japanese embassy statement said here.

It noted that the blankets are set to reach Narita Airport in Tokyo tomorrow.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan has appreciated the cooperation offered by India.

The statement said that Kan had received message of sympathy and condolence from Singh.

It noted that India had made the offer of assistance at an early stage.