India delivers flood relief material under its Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) programme to friendly foreign countries

In pursuance of its SAGAR-III move, India on Wednesday handed over 15 tons of relief material to the flood affected Cambodia. The relief material was delivered by Indian Naval Ship ‘INS Kiltan’ which had arrived at Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Port on December 29.

Tweeting about it, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava wrote: “Vision of SAGAR Security & Growth for all in the region, donated 15 tons of flood relief material to people. Brought by INS Kiltan, H E Sameon received on behalf of PM Hun Sen & Govt of Cambodia.”

As per the MEA, on behalf of the Royal Cambodian Navy, Commodore Sokhemera warmly welcomed the visit of INS Kiltan and thanked the Government of India for this humanitarian gesture of providing relief to the people of Cambodia.

On Wednesday, in a ceremony held at the Sihanoukville Port, Phnom Penh-based Indian embassy Charge d’Affaires and Second Secretary (Pol & Com) B. Subba Rao handed over 15 tons flood relief material to Hang Samoeun, Permanent Vice President of the National Committee for Disaster Management and Advisor to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

While accepting the flood relief material on behalf of the Cambodian government, Samoeun recalled the strong bonds of friendship between the two countries and thanked the Indian government for their kind gesture to help the flood affected people of the country.

Port call of INS Kiltan to Sihanoukville port for delivering flood relief material under “Mission SAGAR”, is a part of India’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) assistance to friendly foreign countries and highlights the importance that India attaches to Cambodia, a close maritime neighbour.