India delivers medical supplies to Indonesia

at 2:54 pm

New Delhi: Indian Naval Ship Airavat arrived at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta today to deliver medical supplies to Indonesia, the Ministry of Defence said.

Navy’s landing ship tank (large) has carried 10 Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) containers, based on the requirement projected by the Government of Indonesia, it said in a statement.

On completion of disembarkation of the medical supplies and, as part of the ongoing Mission SAGAR, INS Airavat will continue onwards to deliver medical supplies to other friendly nations in the region, the Ministry said.

INS Airavat, with a primary role to carry out amphibious operations, is also configured to perform HADR missions and has been a part of various relief efforts across the Indian Ocean in the past.

Earlier the same ship had trans-shipped medical aid and had handed over 05 Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) containers (100 MT) and 300 Oxygen Concentrators to Indonesia on 24 July 2021, the statement read.

India and Indonesia enjoy a strong cultural bond and partnership and have been working together in the maritime domain towards a safer Indo-Pacific.

The two navies also regularly carry out joint naval exercises in the form of bilateral exercises and coordinated patrols.