India's amphibious warship Indian Navy Ship (INS) Jalashwa, which has been deployed to bring back the stranded citizens from Iran under Operation Samudra Setu, has departed from Bandar Abbas port on June 25 with 687 Indians aboard for Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. INS Jalashwa reached the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran on June 24. On June 11, INS Shardul had brought back 233 Indians from Iran. Operation Samudra Setu is a part of Vande Bharat Mission to bring back stranded citizens overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu on May 08 to repatriate Indian citizens. INS Jalashwa and Magar have already evacuated 2,874 personnel from Maldives and Sri Lanka to ports of Kochi and Tuticorin. On June 23, INS Airavat brought back 198 Indians from Maldives.
Indian Navy Ship (INS) Airavat carrying 198 Indian citizens, who were stranded in Maldives, arrived in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi on June 23. All the passengers were screened and their luggage was disinfected, upon arrival. The third phase of Operation 'Samudra Setu' initiative was started by the Centre and Indian Navy to bring back citizens stranded overseas amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Indian Navy Ship (INS) Airavat left Port of Male in Maldives for Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu) after embarkation of 198 Indian citizens. 5th round of operation Samudra Setu for evacuation of Indians from Maldives is underway. Operation was launched in May to repatriate stranded citizens amid coronavirus situation.
Indian Naval Ship Shardul on June 11 safely docked at the harbour in Gujarat's Porbandar bringing back 233 stranded Indians from Iran. Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate Indian nationals stuck abroad. The operation commenced on May 08. Indian Navy evacuated 2,874 Indians from Maldives and Sri Lanka by INS Jalashwa and INS Magar so far.
INS Jalashwa carrying 700 Indian nationals from Male, Maldives arrived at Thoothukudi harbour in Tamil Nadu on June 07. With this, INS Jalashwa alone has repatriated around 2700 Indians from Maldives and Sri Lanka. INS Jalashwa is a transport dock which is currently in service with the Indian Navy.
Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka arrived at Colombo Airport for the special Air India flight AI 1202 for repatriation. This is the 3rd phase of Vande Bharat Mission. The Indian nationals thanked the Indian government and Indian High Commission for their evacuation.
INS Jalashwa has arrived in Maldives's Male on June 04. It will evacuate around 700 Indian Citizens on June 05 under Operation Samudra Setu and bring them back to Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin. INS Jalashwa has completed disembarkation of Indian citizens evacuated from Sri Lanka's Colombo to Tuticorin on June 02. INS Jalashwa is a transport dock which is currently in service with the Indian Navy.
As Indian Navy's 'INS Jalashwa' safely docked at the harbour in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin on June 02, Commanding Officer of INS Jalashwa, Pankaj Chauhan, said, "Armed forces' members stay away from dear ones for long times, so we can relate to the feeling of those who've been away from family. Indian Navy is proud to be part of Operation Samudra Setu. It gives a sense of pride, satisfaction." INS Jalashwa carrying 685 Indian nationals from Colombo in Sri Lanka arrived at VO Chidambaranar Port in Tuticorin today.
INS Jalashwa which departed from Colombo on June 1, arrived at Tuticorin port today. Naval ship repatriated 685 Indian nationals under Operation Samudra Setu. Disembarkment was carried out following norms amid COVID-19 outbreak. Operation Samudra Setu was initiated under India's Vande Bharat Mission.
Indian Coast Guard rescued six Sri Lankan fishermen by a merchant vessel YM Summit from 170 nautical miles east of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The rescue operation was coordinated by Indian Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) of Mumbai and Chennai on July 05 morning. The merchant vessel was on her way to Visakhapatnam when she sighted a capsized fishing boat with six survivors atop, at about 07:15 am on 05 Jul 2020, approximately 170 nautical miles east of Chennai. The master transmitted the information to MRCC, Mumbai which was timely shared with MRCC, Chennai for further coordination. MRCC Chennai coordinated with the vessel for safe rescue of the survivors. The six survivors are identified as natives of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. They were reportedly stranded and adrift at sea, braving the vagaries of rough weather for four days. MRCC, Chennai further, coordinated with the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission, Chennai and MRCC Colombo to verify the credentials and arranging for their safe return to home.
A rare celestial event, annular solar eclipse observed in United Arab Emirates's Dubai on June 21. This annular solar eclipse is popularly known as the 'ring of fire' eclipse. The eclipse begins as the moon starts to cover the Sun. The solar eclipse will be visible until 11:12 am here. It will also be visible from Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, parts of Europe and Australia.
Foreign minister Tehindrazanarivelo Liva thanked the Govt. of India for supplying essential medicines to Madagascar amid Covid-19 outbreak. At a formal ceremony in capital Anatananarivo Indian ambassador Abhay Kumar handed over the consignment to the Foreign Minister of Madagascar. The consignment of COVID-19 related essential medicine supplies from India arrived in Antsiranana aboard INS Kesari on Wednesday. In a tweet, Tehindrazanarivelo also appreciated the solidarity expressed by govt. and people of India. He gave special thanks to his Indian counterpart, Dr S. Jaishankar. The shipment of essential medicines reflects India's commitment to work together with its maritime neighbours and partners in the Indian Ocean Region.
The Trump administration plans to reinterpret a Cold War-era arms agreement between 34 nations with the goal of allowing U.S. defense contractors to sell more American-made drones to a wide array of nations. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.