Ministry of Defence

MISSION SAGAR

Posted On: 07 FEB 2022 4:32PM by PIB Delhi

Mission Sagar is India’s initiative to assist countries in the Indian Ocean Littoral states during COVID-19 pandemic. Under Mission Sagar, Indian Navy has deployed ships to 15 Friendly Foreign Countries. These deployments spanned over 215 days at sea, have delivered a cumulative assistance of more than 3,000 MT of food aid, over 300 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen, 900 Oxygen Concentrators and 20 ISO containers.  Whilst undertaking, these missions Indian Naval ships have traversed a cumulative distance of close to 40,000 nm.

 The Indian Navy ships provided rescue, medical care and relief to around 3,500 people in the city of Beira, Mozambique, post Cyclone IDAI.  To sustain HADR operations and continue efforts to help the affected people in Mozambique, another Indian Naval ship, INS MAGAR loaded with suitable relief material handed over 250 MT of rice and 500 kgs of epidemic medicines for the affected population at Beira, Mozambique in April 2019. INS Kesari also delivered 500 MT of food aid to Mozambique in December 2021. Below are the details:

 

Sl No

Date

Countries

Remarks

(i)

May 2020

Maldives,

Mauritius,

Madagascar,

Comoros and

Seychelles

Medical teams, medicines and 580 tons of food aid

(ii)

October 2020

Djibouti,

Eritrea,

Sudan and

South Sudan

270 tons of food aid

(iii)

December 2020

Vietnam and

Cambodia

HADR aid, amounting to 15 tons each

(iv)

March 2021

Comoros and

Madagascar

1000 Tons of rice each

(v)

August 2021

Indonesia,

Thailand and

Vietnam

Indonesia – 100 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO), 300 Oxygen concentrator

Thailand – 300 Oxygen Cylinders

Vietnam – 100 MT LMO, 05 ISO containers & 300 Oxygen concentrators.

(vi)

August 2021

Sri Lanka

100 MT LMO & 05 ISO containers

(vii)

September 2021

Bangladesh

02 Mobile Oxygen Plants

(viii)

December 2021

Mozambique

500 tons of Food Aid

 

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Sanjay Seth in Rajya Sabha on February 07, 2022.

 

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