India sends two warships to assist Japan after typhoon Hagibis

India has sent two warships to the waters of Japan to assist the nation after it was battered by typhoon Hagibis, the Indian Navy said on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his condolences to Japan. In a tweet PM Modi wrote, “India stands in solidarity with Japan at this difficult hour. Personnel of the Indian Navy, in Japan on a scheduled visit, will be happy to assist immediately.”

More than 26 people were killed by the powerful typhoon after it slammed into Japan on Saturday night. The typhoon triggered record rains overflowing many rivers causing massive flooding. The rescuers evacuated close to one hundred thousand people so far.

“As Japan battles the devastation and damage from Typhoon Hagibis. Indian Navy ships INS Sahyadri and INS Kiltan mission deployed in the area are ready to render assistance as requested,” the Indian Navy tweeted.

The INS Sahyadri is a stealth frigate and the INS Kiltan is an anti-submarine warfare corvette.