INS Airavat reaches Jakarta with 100 mt liquid oxygen and covid medical aid

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India sends covid medical aid to Indonesia

New Delhi: Indian Naval Ship Airavat carrying essential COVID-19 relief supplies has arrived at Jakarta Port in Indonesia, the Ministry of Defence said today.

The ship has brought five Cryogenic containers containing 100 MT of Liquid Oxygen and 300 Concentrators to support Indonesia in its fight against the ongoing pandemic, it said in a statement.

India and Indonesia enjoy close cultural and commercial ties. Both countries have been working together in the maritime domain towards a safer Indo-Pacific.

The navies regularly carry out joint naval exercises in the form of bilateral exercises and coordinated patrols, the statement read.

INS Airavat is a Landing Ship Tank (Large) type of ship with a primary role to carry out amphibious operations and is capable of carrying multiple tanks, amphibious vehicles and other military cargo.

The ship is also deployed for HADR relief operations and has been a part of various relief efforts across the Indian Ocean Region.