Mission Sagar-II; INS Airavat to Handing Over Food Aid to Sudan

NEW DELHI: As part of ‘Mission Sagar-II’, Indian Naval Ship Airavat entered Port Sudan Monday. The Government of India is aiding to its friendly foreign nations to overcome from the natural calamities and COVID-19 pandemic, and towards the same INS Airavat is carrying a consignment of 100 Tonnes of food aid for the people of Sudan.

Mission Sagar-II follows its first ‘Mission Sagar’ undertaken in May-June this year, wherein India reached out to Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros, and provided food aid and medicines to them. Subsequently, as part of Mission Sagar-II, Indian Naval Ship Airavat will deliver food aid to Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea. 

Mission Sagar-II, is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of Security and Growth for all in the Region (SAGAR) and highlights the importance accorded by India to relations with her maritime neighbours and further strengthens the existing bond. The Indian Navy is progressing this mission in close coordination with the Ministries of Defence and External Affairs, and other agencies of the Indian government.