With oxygen and med supplies, three warships reach India | India News

NEW DELHI: Three Indian warships, with massive oxygen-filled containers, cylinders and different medical provides from overseas, reached the nation on Monday beneath the continuing Operation Samudra Setu-II launched by the Navy.
Stealth frigate INS Trikand arrived at Mumbai with 40 metric ton (MT) of liquid medical oxygen in cryogenic containers from the Hamad Port at Doha in Qatar. “This consignment is a part of ‘Oxygen Solidarity Bridge’ of France, via its mission in Qatar, to assist India’s battle in opposition to Covid-19 pandemic,” mentioned Navy spokesperson Commander Vivek Madhwal.
The India-French initiative is aimed toward transport over 600 MT of liquid oxygen to India over the subsequent two months. Destroyer INS Kolkata, in flip, reached the New Mangalore port with two 27MT containers stuffed with liquid oxygen, 400 cylinders and a few oxygen concentrators that have been embarked at Qatar and Kuwait.
Equally, amphibious warfare ship INS Airavat arrived in Visakhapatnam with eight empty 20-MT cryogenic tanks and three,898 cylinders, together with different medical provides like oxygen concentrators, 10,000 fast antigen take a look at kits and 450 PPE fits, from Singapore.
“These three warships are a part of 9 deployed beneath Operation Samudra Setu-II for cargo of liquid medical oxygen and related medical tools from pleasant international international locations within the Persian Gulf and South East Asia. Two extra warships are on their solution to India from Kuwait, whereas one is now at Brunei to embark medical provides,” mentioned Commander Madhwal.
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