National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 09 May 2020
Western Fleet ships Mission Deployed in the Indian Ocean Region joined INS Jalashwa, on her passage back from Maldives; highlighting India’s unwavering commitment to safeguarding her diaspora anywhere in the world.
Commencement of Operation Samudra Setu on 08 May 2020 was marked with INS Jalashwa embarking 698 stranded Indian citizens in Port of Male, Maldives.
On her passage back to Kochi, Kerala, Western Fleet Ships joined her in a demonstration of Indian Navy’s commitment to the National Effort.
Amidst the global pandemic of COVID-19, Indian Naval ships are deployed to support the ongoing national effort to repatriate Indian nationals across the seas.
Whilst INS Jalashwa sails towards the mainland, INS Magar is on her way to enter Male to continue the repatriation effort of the Indian Government.
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