The Indian government continued with its policy of politely refusing offers of assistance during times of disaster. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told reporters in New Delhi, "If and when we need their help, we will inform them," said. "I have told them that, as of now, we feel we have adequate resources to meet the challenge." India's refusal does not include U.N. agencies and nongovernmental organizations already working in the region.
Indian officials accounce another tsunami is headed for Tamil Nadu, creating chaos in the region. Relief workers and residents flee the region. In keeping with its policy of rejecting international aid, the Indian government says it can cope adequately with the aftermath of the tidal wave