The US military has launched a massive relief effort in the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan by deploying some 17,000 personnel and 15 ships off the coast of Japan.

Pentagon spokesman, Col Dave Lapan, in an off camera press briefing, told reporters that 14 naval ships along with their aircrafts and helicopters are already off the coast of Japan carrying out relief and rescue operation for the thousands of people affected by the devastating earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that struck Japan last week.

One more ship is scheduled to reach Japan by today, thus taking the total to 15. Rest of the world is also opening up relief funds for Japan. Indian government proposed for every help to Japan.

Posted By: Divyanshu Bhard

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