The deployment highlights the importance accorded by India to relations with the countries of the IOR
As part of Mission Sagar, Indian Naval Ship Kesari entered Port Antsiranana, Madagascar on 27 May 2020. India is providing assistance to friendly foreign countries in dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic.
INS Kesari carried a consignment of COVID related essential medicines for the people of Madagascar.
According to the release issued the Indian Navy, an official ceremony for handing over the medicines from the Government of India to Government of Madagascar was held on 29 May 2020.
The deployment also resonates the vision of our Prime Minister of Security and Growth for All in the Region ‘SAGAR’ and highlights the importance accorded by India to relations with the countries of the IOR, the statement added.
‘Mission Sagar’ builds on the excellent relations existing between the two countries to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and its resultant difficulties. The operation is being progressed in close coordination with the Ministries of External Affairs and other agencies of the Government of India.