FIJI and India share special ties which remain strong.
The statement was made by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama after the Indian government gave $360,000 to the Prime Minister's Flood Relief Fund.
A government statement said Commodore Bainimarama commended the Indian government for the monetary gift, which he said the people of Fiji were grateful for. "We are grateful for the considerable donation and it is very kind indeed for the Indian government to assist those affected by the floods," he told Indian High Commissioner Vinod Kumar.
Mr Kumar said the Indian Minister for External Affairs SM Krishna announced the monetary gift in April.
"India and Fiji have close relations and this is a small token of support for the people devastated by the floods," Mr Kumar said.
The Fiji Rugby Union also handed over the $15,000 collected as part of the charity auction held in Nadi recently. The FRU cheque was presented by CEO Manasa Baravilala.