WATCH | INS Jalashwa crew ready for testing Indian evacuees at Male

The crew of Indian Navy ship INS Jalashwa all set with the necessary safety and medical precautions and testing of the evacuees just prior to embarking on the ship. The premises of Male airport were utilised as a staging area for evacuees. They were screened and issued IDs before boarding the ship. INS ‘Jalashwa’, a Sanskrit name for the Hippopotamus, is an amphibious assault ship that has been engaged in evacuating Indians stranded in the island nation under Operation ‘Samudra Setu’. Another ship- INS Magar has also been pressed into service and both the ships will do multiple rounds to bring back over 3,000 Indians stranded in the Maldives. Read more