May 10: Many countries in the Indian Ocean region such as Maldives, Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles have reached out to India to support them during this pandemic. Responding to their requests for assistance, the Government of India has sent Indian Naval Ship Kesari, carrying on board two Medical Assistance Teams, consignments of COVID related essential medicines and essential food items.
The Medical Assistance Teams will be deployed in Mauritius and Comoros, helping their Governments deal with COVID emergency and dengue fever (in case of Comoros).
The Ship will also deliver ayurvedic medicines and 600 tonnes of food products to these countries.
India has always been the first responder in the region and India’s Mission Sagar is inspired by Prime Minister’s vision of SAGAR – Security and Growth for All in the Region.