Indian Navy

Naval ship ‘Kesari’ returns after deployment in southern Indian Ocean region

Indian Naval ship ‘Kesari’ arrived here on Sunday after 55 days of deployment in the southern Indian Ocean region as part of ‘Mission Sagar.’

The ship was deployed on a special ‘COVID Relief Mission’ and made port calls at Male (Maldives), Port Louis (Mauritius), Antsiranana (Madagascar), Moroni (Comoros Islands) and Port Victoria (Seychelles) for delivery of 580 tonnes of food aid and essential medical supplies to local authorities, a Defence release said here.

Further, a 14-member Naval medical assistance team was also deputed to Mauritius and Comoros for 20 days each and assisted local governments in formulation of long-term strategy to counter COVID-19 through mutual sharing of experience, it said.

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