INS Kiltan reaches Cambodia with 15 tonnes of flood aid under Mission Sagar-III

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INS Kiltan at Sihanoukville port in Cambodia

New Delhi (NVI): Indian Naval Ship Kiltan today reached Sihanoukville Port of Cambodia with 15 tonnes of HADR aid for the flood-affected people, as part of ongoing Mission Sagar-III.

The humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) stores aid will be handed over to Cambodia’s National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC), the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

“This assistance is reflective of the deep people-to-people connect between the two friendly countries,” it added.

Mission Sagar-III is part of India’s HADR assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries during the ongoing pandemic.

The mission is being undertaken in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of SAGAR (Security And Growth for All in the Region) and reiterates India’s position as a dependable partner, and the Indian Navy as the Preferred Security Partner and First Responder, the ministry said.

It also highlights the importance accorded to ASEAN countries and further strengthens the existing bonds.

India and Cambodia historically share strong cultural ties and their relations have reinforced in recent years due to increasing engagements in all sectors.

However, the current visit seeks to fortify the bilateral cooperation between the two countries and will further contribute towards security and stability in the region, the statement noted.