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Mission SAGAR IX: INS Gharial reaches Colombo, delivers critical medical aid to Sri Lanka

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 30, Apr 2022
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With the overarching aim of providing critical medical aid to Sri Lanka during the ongoing crisis, INS Gharial as part of Mission SAGAR IX today reached Colombo. It delivered over 760 kgs of 107 types of critical lifesaving medicines. The shipment was received by Sri Lankan Health Minister  Channa Jayasumana.

In line with the Government's vision of SAGAR - Security And Growth for All in the Region - the Indian Navy undertakes several deployments titled Mission SAGAR to assist friendly countries. Since May 2020, the Indian Navy has successfully concluded eight such missions, deploying ten ships to 18 Friendly Foreign Countries. With a steadfast intent of delivering a high quantum of humanitarian assistance to r neighbors, personnel from ships and shore organizations of Indian Navy have invested close to a million man-hours to bring succor to our friends overseas.

Sources : News on Air