Ship with Covid-19 supplies from India reaches pandemic-hit Indonesia
The south-east Asian country is battling a recent surge in Covid-19 cases
An Indian Navy ship has reached Indonesia with essential relief supplies to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic raging in the country.
Indian Naval Ship Airavat arrived at the Port of Jakarta in Indonesia on Saturday with five Cryogenic containers containing 100 MT of Liquid Oxygen and 300 Concentraters to support Indonesia in its fight against the ongoing pandemic.
Indian Ambassador Manoj Kumar Bharti handed over essential medicines and relief materials to Bapak Eka Jusup Singka, Head, Crisis Centre, Ministry of Health, the Indian High Commission in Indonesia said.
The south-east Asian country is battling a recent surge in Covid-19 cases which has turned it into the latest epicentre of the pandemic.
The relief has been sent as part of the ongoing Samudra Setu-II campaign of the Indian Navy.
INS Airavat is a Landing Ship Tank (Large) type of ship with a primary role to carry out amphibious operations and is capable of carrying multiple tanks, amphibious vehicles and other military cargo.
India's Ministry of Defence noted that the ship is also deployed for HADR relief operations and has been a part of various relief efforts across the Indian Ocean Region.
India and Indonesia enjoy close cultural and commercial ties. Both countries have been working together in the maritime domain towards a safer Indo-Pacific.
The navies regularly carry out joint naval exercises in the form of bilateral exercises and coordinated patrols.