Odisha Channel Bureau
Visakhapatnam: As part of ‘Mission Sagar-II’, Indian Naval Ship Airavat entered Port Sudan on Monday.
The Government of India is providing assistance to friendly foreign countries to overcome natural calamities and COVID-19 pandemic, and towards the same, INS Airavat is carrying a consignment of 100 tonnes of food aid for the people of Sudan.
According to a naval press release, Mission Sagar-II, follows the first ‘Mission Sagar’ undertaken in May-June 2020, wherein India reached out to Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros, and provided food aid and medicines.
As part of Mission Sagar-I, INS Airavat will deliver food aid to Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea.
Mission Sagar-II, is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of security and growth for all in the region ‘SAGAR’ and highlights the importance accorded by India to relations with her maritime neighbours and further strengthens the existing bond.
The Indian Navy is progressing this mission in close coordination with the Ministries of Defence and External Affairs, and other agencies of the Government of India.