Mission Sagar II: Indian naval ship with food aid reaches Sudan amid COVID-19
Mission Sagar-II is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Security and Growth for All in the Region ‘SAGAR’
As part of Mission Sagar II, Indian Naval Ship Airavat entered Port Sudan with food aid on Monday. This comes as a part of the government of India’s initiative to assist friendly foreign countries to overcome natural calamities and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ship was carrying a consignment of 100 tonnes of food aid for the people of Sudan to help them during the time of the pandemic.
“As part of ‘Mission Sagar-II’, Indian Naval Ship Airavat entered Port Sudan on 02 November 2020. 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,” the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
Indian Naval Ship Airavat will deliver food aid to Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, and Eritrea.
Taking to Twitter, the Spokesperson of the Indian Navy said, “#MissionSagar_II INS Airavat entered Port Sudan today 02 Nov 2020 with aid consignment for people of #Sudan. #INSAiravat will deliver aid to Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti & Eritrea,”
#MissionSagar_II— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) November 2, 2020
INS Airavat entered Port Sudan today 02 Nov 2020 with aid consignment for people of #Sudan.#INSAiravat will deliver aid to Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti & Eritrea.#SecurityandGrowthforAllintheRegion#SAGAR#BridgesofFriendship@PMOIndia@EoI_Khartoum @eoijuba https://t.co/PZxmHNQLup pic.twitter.com/eZQJzgpDMV
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.
It is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Security and Growth for All in the Region ‘SAGAR’ and highlights the importance accorded by India to relations with her maritime neighbors and further strengthens the existing bond.
The Indian Navy is implementing this mission in close coordination with the Ministries of Defence and External Affairs, and other agencies of the Government of India.