New Delhi: The Indian Navy’s amphibious warship, INS Jalashwa has reached Maldives to bring back stranded Indians due to COVID-19 crisis.The warship was deployed by the Indian Navy as part of the first phase under operation “Samudra Setu”.
INS Jalashwa is joined by INS Magar in the mission to bring back 1,000 Indian citizens. The ship has been suitably provisioned for the evacuation operation, Navy spokesperson Commander Vivek Madhwal was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The Navy has also sent a third ship INS Shardul to UAE for the same purpose. The operation is being carried out in close coordination with Ministries of Defence, External Affairs, Home Affairs, Health and various other agencies of the Government of India and State governments.
All the three ships will get back to Kochi, the Navy spokesperson said.
#WATCH INS Jalashwa entering Male port for the first phase under Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate Indians from Maldives: High Commission of India in Maldives. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/qoNPB9pioZ
— ANI (@ANI) May 7, 2020