These medical supplies are being provided to Bangladesh when it is fighting the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic

INS Savitri, an offshore patrol vessel, carrying two 960 LPM Medical Oxygen Plants (MOP)—one each for Bangladesh Navy and Dhaka Medical College will arrive at Chittagong Port in Bangladesh on Thursday, a statement released by the Ministry of Defence said onTuesday.

As part of India’s vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region), the Indian Navy has been proactively engaging with countries in the region and has been at the forefront of numerous humanitarian missions spanning the entire extent of the Indian Ocean including South Asia, South East Asia and East Africa.

Earlier, Indian Naval Ship Shakti had transported 100 Tons of LMO to Colombo, Sri Lanka, whilst INS Airavat is currently on a deployment to South East Asia for trans-shipment of medical aid to Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.

India and Bangladesh have a close, long-standing relationship covering a wide spectrum of activities and interactions, which has strengthened over the years.

The people of India and Bangladesh also share close cultural bonds and a shared vision of democratic society and a rules-based order.